Currently in the world…

     35 million people have Alzheimer’s or another dementia

SOURCE: 2009 World Alzheimer’s Report from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)


Currently in the United States alone…

     5.3 million people have Alzheimer’s

     1 in 8 people aged 65 and older (13 percent) have Alzheimer’s

     You can develop Alzheimer’s in your 50s, 40s, even in your 30s

     Every 70 seconds there is a new case

     Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia (60 to 80% of cases)

     It’s the 6th leading cause of death

     There are 9.9 million UNPAID caregivers

     Alzheimer’s results in $148 billion annually in healthcare costs

     Alzheimer’s and dementia TRIPLE healthcare costs for age 65+

     Alzheimer’s is fatal.  (You forget how to swallow. You forget how to breath.)

SOURCE: 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures (Alzheimer’s Association)


Alzheimer’s Projections for the United States…

     2000 = estimated 411,000 new cases

     2010 = 454,000 new cases per year

     2029 = 615,000 new cases per year

     2050 = 959,000 new cases per year

SOURCE: 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures (Alzheimer’s Association)

2 Responses to “Statistics”

  1. Terri Gaar said


    I enjoyed watching your blog and am so happy that you had an unexpected friendship develop with the service man in Dallas. You are truly remarkable to have come through this devastating illness with your Dad and take from it the joy and the lessons of life.

    Terri Gaar
    Parsons House assisted living and memory care
    Dallas, Texas

  2. Go Si son said

    Her best friend comes to visit during her last hours.
    Try to hold on to the goodness and don’t get swept up in the commercialization. Season Five of Stargate Atlantis completes a great
    story arc which began in Stargate SG1.

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