Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's facts

In the USA:

  • It is the 6th leading cause of death
  • 5.4 million are currently living with Alzheimer's
  • The estimated cost of the disease is $236 billion per year (payments for health care, long-term care and hospice)
  • 1 person in 9 over 65 has the disease
  • Numbers of Alzheimer's sufferers is set to triple by 2050
  • One in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer's and other dementias
Alzheimer's US


  • An estimated 46.8 million people worldwide were living with dementia in 2015
  • There are over 9.9 million new cases of dementia each year worldwide
  • The estimated worldwide cost of dementia was US$818 billion in 2015, which represents 1.09% of global GDP

Global Alzheimer's Facts