As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s.

10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime.

Alzheimer’s is the seventh-leading cause of death.

The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.

$89 Billion of free family care-giving was provided to people living with Alzheimer’s last year.

These are just a few of the facts in the new report, 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figuresfrom the Alzheimer’s Association. The report is a comprehensive statistical abstract of U.S. data on Alzheimer’s disease that includes:

  • prevalence
  • mortality
  • the costs of Alzheimer care
  • family care-giving
  • a special report on lifetime risk

New Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures (43 pages – PDF)