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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Georgia

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 29,000 69,000 55,000 150,000
2025 33,000 90,000 63,000 190,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$1,265

MILLION

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

26.0%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$24,228

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


HOSPICE (2017)

10,435

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


21%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

96

Number of geriatricians in 2019


413%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,569

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


21.9%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


17.3%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

540 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



615 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$8.06 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

4,513 total deaths in Georgia
5th leading cause of death in Georgia
265% 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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