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Facts and Figures

2021 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures

The Alzheimer's Association's 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report (PDF) is a statistical resource for U.S. data related to Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia. Background and context for interpretation of the data are contained in the Overview. Additional sections address prevalence, mortality and morbidity, caregiving and use and costs of health care and services.

The accompanying special report, Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer's in America (PDF), examines the perspectives and experiences of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native and White Americans in regard to Alzheimer's and dementia care. The report also examines the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

National - 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Infographic (PDF)

California - 2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Infographic CA (PDF)

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data

California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Cognitive Decline Data Modules

California Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2016 Caregiver Data (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Aging Data Portal

Publications and Reports

New!  California Master Plan for Aging, January 2021

The California Master Plan for Aging (PDF) outlines five bold goals, 23 strategies, and 100+ action-ready initiatives to build a California for All Ages by 2030. It also includes a Data Dashboard for Aging to measure progress and a Local Playbook to drive partnership that help meet these goals together.

The Master Plan calls on all California communities to build a California for All Ages: for older Californians currently living through the many different stages of the second half of life; for younger generations who can expect to live longer lives than their elders; for communities of all ages – family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and caregivers –surrounding older adults.

New! Ten Recommendations for Alzheimer's Prevention, Preparedness, and the Path Forward, November 2020

In 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom formed the Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease Prevention, Preparedness and the Path Forward to develop recommendations on how California can prevent and prepare for the growing number of Alzheimer's cases and forge a path forward for families. Led by Maria Shriver, Former First Lady of California and a longtime advocate for women and people living with Alzheimer's, the Task Force is made up of a diverse group of consumers, caregivers, neuroscientists, researchers, health care providers, innovators, family members, education systems, private-sector leaders, and media professionals. The final Recommendations for Alzheimer's Prevention, Preparedness, and the Path Forward (PDF) are a roadmap on how California proposes to address Alzheimer's disease prevention.

California's State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease: An Action Plan for 2011–2021 (PDF)

Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease — United States, 1999–2014, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)

Interventions to Prevent Age-Related Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer's-Type Dementia

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors State of Aging and Health in America: Data Brief Series

The Lancet Commission: Prevention and Management of Dementia: A Priority for Public Health 

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