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Statistics & Data

According to a 2021 report prepared for the California Department of Public Health (1), the number of Californians age 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to more than double by 2040. Californians who live to be 65 or older have a one in six chance of developing Alzheimer’s and a one in five chance of developing any type of dementia.

Brain health is whole person health, and as the number of people with dementia rise, we want to help primary care detect and care for people with dementia and their care partners. Dementia Care Aware can equip all healthcare providers with the knowledge and resources to screen patients and make care plans. Utilize our resources below to access statistics & data for cognitive health and dementia.

Quick Facts

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More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.

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The cost of care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $345 billion in 2023.

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Half of PCPs reported that they do not feel adequately prepared to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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Over 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

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An estimated 1.2 million additional direct care workers will be needed between 2020 and 2030.

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Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.

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More than half of PCPs said there were not enough specialists in their area to meet patient demand, especially in rural areas.

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70% of Americans would want to know early if they have Alzheimer’s disease if it could allow for earlier treatment.

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