The Longest Day 2018
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community
NM Facts and Figures
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size

ALERT! NEW 2018 FACTS AND FIGURES RELEASED BY THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION MARCH 20TH, 2018

2018 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures (click for full report) takes an in-depth look at the prevalence, incidence, mortality and economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This year's special report, Alzheimer's Disease: Financial and Personal Benefits of Early Diagnosis, examines the benefits of early diagnosis, including a new economic model showing significant cost savings.

ACROSS THE NATION...

IN NEW MEXICO - NUMBERS ARE ON THE RISE:

 

COGNITIVE DECLINE IN NEW MEXICO

Data from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The latest figures are out, and the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing fast. Today, 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, and nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease – 3.3 million – are women. Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s dementia. By 2050, someone in the United States will develop Alzheimer’s dementia every 33 seconds. By that same year, as many as 16 million will have the disease.

Dementia is one of the costliest conditions to society. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $259 billion in 2017, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by mid-century. Total payments in 2017 for all individuals with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are estimated at $259 billion. This cost is projected to increase to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by 2050.

Further Reading: Family Caregiver Survey 2015

NEW MEXICO - LATEST FACTS AND FIGURES:

Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll – not just on those with the disease, but on entire families. In our own state, 38,000 New Mexicans are suffering from Alzheimer’s. They are cared for by 106,000 unpaid caregivers, many of whom are members of their own families.

For more detailed information on the latest Facts and Figures, both US and state by state, CLICK HERE.

For the Spanish Translation of the Fact Sheet, CLICK HERE.


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.