NEW-2014 Facts and Figures

 

The Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 170,000 here in Michigan.

 

Additionally, there are 15.5 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. 505,000 of them are Michigan residents.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures reveals that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.

In addition to the human toll, Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures confirms that Alzheimer’s is the most expensive condition in the nation. Nearly one in every five dollars spent by Medicare is on people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

 

We have seen diseases like breast cancer, heart disease and HIV/AIDS make tremendous progress in prevention, early detection and treatment after the federal government made a significant investment. Comparable investments in Alzheimer’s are now needed to realize the same successes and save millions of lives.

 

If we could eliminate Alzheimer’s tomorrow, we could save half a million lives every year.

 

 

 

Want to learn more about this report? Check out the links below.

2014 Facts and Figures Full Report

2014 Facts and Figures Fact Sheet

2014 Facts and Figures Michigan Fact Sheet

2014 Facts and Figures Infographic

2014 Facts and Figures Chalk Infographic

http://www.alz.org

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