Impact of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease has an impact on just about everyone.
5.4 Million Americans
43 Million people in the world have Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
The country experienced a dramatic 54.5% increase in deaths attributed to Alzheimer's disease between 1999 and 2014. Over the same time period, Alzheimer's deaths more than doubled in Tennessee.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alzheimer's disease is the most expensive illness in the United States.
In 2016, the cost to the United States was $236 Billion.
Medicare and Medicaid pay $160 Billion (68%) of health care cost for those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The average family caring for a loved with Alzheimer’s will spend $215,000 throughout the course of the disease ($40,000 for direct costs; $175,000 for indirect costs).
In 2050, Alzheimer's disease is projected to cost more than $1 trillion dollars!