New report and infographic offer current data on Alzheimer’s disease

Updated numbers for 2019 show impact of the disease.

The facts and figures surrounding Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. show a disease on the rise as the nation’s aging population increases.

With the future of insurance coverage in flux, this news may be especially troubling to both elderly and middle-aged patients and their families.

Some key statistics to be aware of in this infographic, from the Alzheimer’s Association, include:

• Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

• By 2050 it is estimated that more than 14 million people will be diagnosed with this disease.

• Medical costs associated with the treatment of Alzheimer’s and related conditions will reach more than $290 billion in 2019.

You can download the report, view a video, and get details such as state-specific facts about the disease here.

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