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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Florida

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 93,000 240,000 240,000 580,000
2025 120,000 330,000 280,000 720,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$2,689

MILLION

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

28.4%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$28,606

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


HOSPICE (2017)

19,897

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


15%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

348

Number of geriatricians in 2019


292%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,565

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


23.4%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


29.2%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

1.15 Million

Number of Caregivers



1.31 Billion

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$17.21 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

6,725 total deaths in Florida
6th leading cause of death in Florida

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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