- An estimated 1 in 9 adults age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Texas has a projected 400,000 adults living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2020, and an increase to 490,000 individuals in 2025. That is a 22.5% increase over a 5 year time period.
- In the United States, Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s cases per state.
- Alzheimer’s is a common cause of dementia, with it being 60-80% of dementia cases.
- Roughly ⅔ of Alzheimer’s cases are women.
- In 2020, Alzheimer’s disease was the 7th leading cause of death.
- Some of the risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease include older age, family history or Alzheimer’s, head injury, or chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or stroke.
What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s is a form of memory loss and other abilities that can interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is a common cause of dementia, with it being 60-80% of dementia cases. The majority of individuals living with Alzheimer’s are age 65 or older. However, this is not a normal part of aging. Early-onset Alzheimer’s occurs in individuals under the age of 65. Alzheimer’s worsens over time, and progresses in stages. In earlier stages memory loss may be mild or temporary. But as stages progress memory loss becomes more severe. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
Click for Data Sources
- Alzheimer’s Disease Program. (2021, April 1). Alzheimer’s Disease Statistics. Texas Department of State Health Services. Accessed May 6, 2022 from https://www.dshs.texas.gov/alzheimers/statistics.shtm
- Alzheimer’s Association. 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimer’s Dementia 2022; 18. Accessed May 11, 2022 from https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf