The Alzheimer’s Association has released its 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report.
This year, the Alzheimer’s Association is taking a closer look at Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and encouraging greater awareness and understanding of this condition and its relation to Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are some of the top takeaways:
- More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
- 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
- In 2020, COVID-19 contributed to a 17% increase in Alzheimer’s and dementia deaths
- More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and in 2021, these caregivers provided more than 16 billion hours of care valued at nearly $272 billion.
- Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans are familiar with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which can be an early stage of Alzheimer’s
- About one-third of people with MCI due to Alzheimer’s disease develop dementia within 5 years of diagnosis