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About this report

2024 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. Background and context for interpretation of the data are contained in the Overview. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving, the dementia care workforce, and the use and costs of health care and services. The Special Report provides a comprehensive look into dementia care navigation, revealing significant insights into the experiences and challenges faced by caregivers and health care workers in helping people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia navigate the health care system


Specific information in this year’s Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures includes:

Brain changes that occur with Alzheimer’s disease (page 8). Risk factors for Alzheimer’s dementia (page 15).

Number of Americans with Alzheimer’s dementia nationally (page 22) and for each state (page 26).

Lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer’s dementia (page 28).

Proportion of women and men with Alzheimer’s and other dementias (page 28).

Number of deaths due to Alzheimer’s disease nationally (page 35) and for each state (page 38), and death rates by age (page 40).

Number of family caregivers, hours of care provided, and economic value of unpaid care nationally (page 43) and for each state (page 47).

The impact of caregiving on caregivers (page 48).

The impact of COVID-19 on dementia caregiving (page 55).

Members of the paid workforce involved in diagnosing, treating and caring for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias (page 59).

Expected home health and personal care aide job growth, 2020-2030 (page 63).

National cost of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including costs paid by Medicare and Medicaid and costs paid out of pocket (page 71).

Medicare payments for people with dementia compared with people without dementia (page 72).

Care navigator services that would be valuable to dementia caregivers (page 105) 


Title : 2024 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

Publication : Alzheimer’s Association2024

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