FACT or FICTION: One in eight people aged 65 and older (13 percent) have Alzheimer’s disease.
The Answer is FACT: An estimated 5.3 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease.
This figure includes 5.1 million people aged 65 and older and 200,000 individuals under age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that there are 500,000 Americans younger than 65 with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Of these, approximately 40 percent are estimated to have Alzheimer’s.
One in eight people aged 65 and older (13 percent) have Alzheimer’s disease.
Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s. By mid-century, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
Read the report: ALZ.org report