2013 Facts & Figures Released

This week, the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures were released.  This annual report highlights important information on the current prevalence, future risk, mortality, the use and costs of health and long-term care, and caregiving.  Key findings from this year’s report include:

  • 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • 70-year-olds with Alzheimer’s disease are more than twice as likely to die within a decade as a 70-year-old without Alzheimer’s.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth leading cause of death in California.
  • Dementia is the second largest contributor to death among older adults, behind only heart failure.

This report contains a wealth of information and data on Alzheimer’s disease.  You can read the full report, as well as review California-specific information, at www.alz.org/facts.

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