Alzheimer's Disease Data, Statistics, and Reports
Facts and Figures
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Facts and Figures in California: Current Status and Future Projections, January 2021
To help California better meet the growing demand for support and services that meaningfully address the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, CDPH was called upon to update the 2009 Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Facts and Figures in California: Current Status and Future Projections (PDF, 1.26 MB) per Senate Bill 1292 (Hueso) - California Health and Safety Code Section 125283. Drawing information from a variety of data sources, the updated Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Facts and Figures in California: Current Status and Future Projections, January 2021 (PDF, 3.0 MB) report details the broad and significant implications that the impending increased prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will have on California's businesses, public programs, and affected families. This report is a vital update providing an accounting of the dramatic impacts and effects of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias that includes essential data by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
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 - 2023 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Report (PDF, 2.9 MB)
California - 2023 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
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.
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, 2.3 MB) are a roadmap on how California proposes to address Alzheimer's disease prevention and the state plan for Alzheimer's disease.
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
Alzheimer's Disease Program Homepage