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2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts & Figures Report

The Alzheimer's Association 2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report - a compilation of national and state information on Alzheimer's disease - is the most cited source covering the broad spectrum of Alzheimer's issues and conveys the impact of the disease on individuals, families and the nation's healthcare system.


  • The burden of Alzheimer's disease on the nation's families and economy worsens.
  • Alzheimer's deaths increase 123 percent between 2000-2015.
  • Biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease continue to advance, transforming how researchers and physicians understand the disease.
  • Early diagnosis of MCI and dementia saves costs for both individuals and the nation.
Below are resources available as part of the 2018 Facts and Figures report:
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