• Alzheimer's disease is ranked as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. 

  • A person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 67 seconds

  • There were around 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease in 2015. 

  • Out of that 5.3 million, 3.2 million arewomen; around 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.

  • It is estimated that by the year 2025, the number of people 65 or older diagnosed with Alzheimer's will increase to 7.1 million and to 13.8 million by the year 2050.​ 

  • 1 in 3 senior citizens die with Alzheimer's disease. 

  • ​Alzheimer's disease cost the nation $226 billion in the year 2015 alone. By the year 2025, these costs are estimated to rise to around $1.1 trillion. 

Early diagnosis can help increase the opportunity for better treatment, planning, and support; therefore, it is important to recognize and understand the signs of this disease. Contact your doctor if the following symptoms are present. 

  1. ​Memory loss that effects daily living
  2. Difficulty with planning or problem solving 
  3. Inability or difficulty performing familiar tasks at home or at work
  4. ​Confusion with places and time
  5. ​Difficulty understanding images or judging distances
  6. ​Problems with speech or writing such as forgetting or repeating words and losing their train of thought mid-conversation 
  7. Misplacing or losing items and inability to recall or retrace their steps
  8. Decreased or poor judgment 
  9. Decrease in work or social activities such as hobbies, work projects and social interactions 
  10. Change in personality or mood

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All the information provided on this page was published by the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care. 

​"Latest Alzheimer's Facts and Figures." Latest Facts & Figures Report. 17 Sept. 2013. Web. 12 Jan. 2016. <http://www.alz.org/facts/>.

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