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Alzheimer's Facts and Figures in Oregon

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 12,000 29,000 28,000 69,000
2025 13,000 40,000 32,000 84,000

Percentage change from 2020

Medicaid

$253

MILLION

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

25.4%

change in costs from 2020 to 2025


Medicare

$21,210

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


HOSPICE (2017)

3,565

#

of people in hospice have a primary diagnosis of dementia


17%

of people in hospice with a primary diagnosis of dementia

Geriatricians

62

Number of geriatricians in 2019


274%

increase needed to meet Alzheimer's population needs in 2050

Hospitals (2017)

1,583

#

of emergency department visits per 1,000 people with dementia


18.5%

dementia patient hospital readmission rate


31.2%

increase in emergency deparment visits since 2007

Caregiving

188 Thousand

Number of Caregivers



214 Million

Total Hours of Unpaid Care



$2.81 Billion

Total Value of Unpaid Care


Number of Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease (2018)

1,868 total deaths in Oregon
6th leading cause of death in Oregon

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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