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Texas Alzheimer's Disease and Statistics

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Texas Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Statistics

At least 14 million baby-boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964 will develop Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder in their lifetime, doubling the number of persons with this disease today.

Currently, 5.3 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, including approximately 340,000 Texans. Nationally, Texas ranks third in Alzheimer’s disease cases and second in Alzheimer’s disease deaths. A new person develops Alzheimer’s disease every 70 seconds and current projections indicate that this rate will increase to one new case every 33 seconds by 2050.

2010 – 2015 - Texas State Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease

For families with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's related dementia's certified Alzheimer's care centers provides a safe and pleasing home environment. These specialized memory care communities are designed exclusively for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other types of memory impairments.


Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Statistics

Did you know that an estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease in 2015.

  • AD affects over 5 million Americans today - 340,000 of those individuals are Texans. AD is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an economic burden of $226 billion annually.
  • Texas ranks fourth in the number of AD cases and second in the number of AD deaths.
  • A new person develops AD every 67 seconds, and current projections indicate that this rate will increase to one new case every 33 seconds by 2050.
  • According to the 2014 Alzheimer’s Association, Women and Alzheimer’s poll, women are the epicenter of AD. Nearly 3.2 million of the estimated 5 million with AD are women, and women are more likely to have other dementias.
  • In 2014, there were an estimated 15.7 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
  • In Texas, 1.3 million unpaid caregivers provided care to the 340,000 individuals with AD in 2014. This equates to 1.5 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of $18.5 billion per year.

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

Ways to Help Pay for Alzheimer's Care

To help pay for care there are many options available aside from private pay including: Long Term Care Insurance, Veterans Benefits, and Medicaid as well as to preserve one's estate.

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