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Texas Alzheimer's Disease and Statistics

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.

In Texas alone, there are currently 340,000 people living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2025, that number is expected to rise to 470,000(www.txalzresearch.org). Approximately 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Unless a cure or prevention is found, that number will increase to between 11 and 16 million by 2050.

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 preserve one's estate.

Did you know?

  • AD affects over 5 million Americans today - 330,000 of those individuals are Texans.
  • AD is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and has an economic burden of $214 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 2013, there were an estimated 15 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., most of whom were family members.
  • In Texas, 1.3 million unpaid caregivers provided care to the 330,000 individuals with AD in 2013. This equates to 1.5 billion hours of unpaid care at a cost of $18.5 billion per year.

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2014

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