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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Arkansas

Number of People Aged 65 and Older With Alzheimer's by Age

Year 65-74 75-84 85+ TOTAL
* Totals may not add due to rounding
2020 10,000 26,000 23,000 58,000
2025 11,000 31,000 24,000 67,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$396

MILLION

Medicaid costs of caring for people with Alzheimer's (2020)

14.6%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$22,373

per capita Medicare spending on people with dementia (in 2019 dollars)


HOSPICE (2017)

3,133

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


18%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

51

Number of geriatricians in 2019


163%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,564

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


21.8%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


22.3%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

178 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



203 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$2.66 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

1,457 total deaths in Arkansas
6th leading cause of death in Arkansas
8th highest Alzheimer's death rate in America
239% increase in Alzheimer's deaths since 2000

For more information, view the 2020 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report at alz.org/facts.

U.S. Statistics

Over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and as many as 13.8 million will have the disease in 2050. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's and other dementias is estimated to total $305 billion in 2020, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today's dollars) by mid-century. Nearly 1 in 3 seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another dementia.



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