Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Alzheimer's Disease in the U.S.

About the Data Insights

This infographic highlights trends and future implications regarding Alzheimer's Disease, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States but remains without a cure. In 2019, 5.6 million people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's and that number is projected to reach 13.8 million by 2050.

As this number climbs, there will be major implications for caregiving. Currently, almost half of all caregivers helping older adults do so for someone living with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, and one in three caregivers is themself 65 years of age or older. About a quarter of dementia caregivers are caring both for an aging parent and children under the age of 18.

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The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in the U.S. is projected to double over the next few decades as researchers search for an elusive cure.