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Alzheimers: facts & figures

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association has some very interesting information and statistics. There are now an estimated 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia. This number is expected to reach 7.1 million by the year 2025. Two thirds of the Americans over age 65 with Alzheimer’s dementia are women. The total national cost of caring for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated at 277 billion in 2018. In 2017, the lifetime cost of care for a person living with dementia was $341,840. Seventy percent of this cost was paid for by families through out-of-pocket costs and the value of unpaid caregivers. For the full report, go to