Alzheimer’s affects 5.8 million people 65 and older. In 2050, that number may be closer to 14 million.

March 16, 2020

Washington Post (March 16)

Alzheimer’s affects 5.8 million people 65 and older. In 2050, that number may be closer to 14 million.

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common dementia among older adults, now affects about 5.8 million U.S. residents 65 and older — 10 percent of that age group, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association. Age is considered the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s, with 3 percent of people 65 to 74, 17 percent of those 75 to 84 and 32 percent of people 85 and older — or nearly a third — having the disease. By 2050, the number of U.S. adults 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach 13.8 million, with about half of them 85 or older.


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