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How Much will Alzheimer's Increase in Your State?

 

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first new treatment for Alzheimer's disease in about 20 years. Currently available Alzheimer's drugs treat the disease's symptoms. The newly-approved medicine, called Aduhelm, is the first to attack a substance that could be associated with the underlying causes of the disease -- a toxic and sticky protein in the brain called amyloid. Medical n

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 6.0 million Americans 65 and older were living with the disease as of 2020, or 12% of the 65 and over population. As more and more of the baby boomer generation reaches that age, the number of Americans with the disease will inevitably increase.

The increase in the number of people 65 and over with Alzheimer's disease in Pennsylvania between 2000 and 2025 is expected to be the 17th smallest at 14.3%. The number of older Americans with Alzheimer's is projected to grow by 18.5% during that time.

As of last year, 280,000 Pennsylvania residents over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with the condition. The number is estimated to increase to 320,000 by 2025.

In Pennsylvania, 17.8% of residents are 65 and older, and 7.9% are 75 and older -- the seventh and fourth highest percentages among states, respectively. The Alzheimer's Association projects just a 14.3% increase in the number of adults 65 and older with the disease from 2020 to 2025, well below the projected national increase of around 18.5%.

To determine the states where Alzheimer's is soaring, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the projected increase in the number of Americans 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease between 2020 and 2025 in every state from the 2021 Alzheimer's Association's Alzheimer's disease Facts and Figures report. These are the states where Alzheimer's is expected to increase significantly.

republished here with permission of The Center Square

State People 65+ with Alzheimer's: 2020 Est. people 65+ with Alzheimer's: 2025 Percentage increase Pct. of population 65+ Pct. of population 65+ with Alzheimer's
N. Dakota 15,000 16,000 6.7% 14.9% 13.3%
Missouri 120,000 130,000 8.3% 16.5% 11.9%
Wisconsin 120,000 130,000 8.3% 16.5% 12.6%
NJ 190,000 210,000 10.5% 15.9% 13.5%
Iowa 66,000 73,000 10.6% 16.7% 12.6%
S Dakota 18,000 20,000 11.1% 16.3% 12.7%
New York 410,000 460,000 12.2% 16.1% 13.0%
Rhode Island 24,000 27,000 12.5% 16.8% 13.5%
Kansas 55,000 62,000 12.7% 15.4% 12.2%
W.Virginia 39,000 44,000 12.8% 19.4% 11.1%
Illinois 230,000 260,000 13.0% 15.2% 11.8%
Ok 67,000 76,000 13.4% 15.3% 11.1%
Ohio 220,000 250,000 13.6% 16.7% 11.3%
Ct 80,000 91,000 13.8% 16.8% 13.3%
Mississippi 57,000 65,000 14.0% 15.4% 12.4%
Nebraska 35,000 40,000 14.3% 15.4% 11.9%
Pa 280,000 320,000 14.3% 17.8% 12.3%
Alabama 96,000 110,000 14.6% 16.5% 11.9%
Kentucky 75,000 86,000 14.7% 16.0% 10.6%
Mass. 130,000 150,000 15.4% 16.2% 11.7%
Arkansas 58,000 67,000 15.5% 16.6% 11.6%
Michigan 190,000 220,000 15.8% 16.7% 11.4%
N.Carolina 180,000 210,000 16.7% 15.9% 11.1%
Tennessee 120,000 140,000 16.7% 16.0% 11.2%
Washington 120,000 140,000 16.7% 15.1% 10.7%
Indiana 110,000 130,000 18.2% 15.4% 10.7%
Maryland 110,000 130,000 18.2% 15.0% 12.2%
Louisiana 92,000 110,000 19.6% 15.0% 13.2%
Hawaii 29,000 35,000 20.7% 17.8% 11.4%
Maine 29,000 35,000 20.7% 20.0% 10.8%
Colorado 76,000 92,000 21.1% 13.8% 9.8%
Delaware 19,000 23,000 21.1% 18.2% 10.9%
Minnesota 99,000 120,000 21.2% 15.4% 11.5%
California 690,000 840,000 21.7% 14.0% 12.6%
Oregon 69,000 84,000 21.7% 17.2% 9.7%
Idaho 27,000 33,000 22.2% 15.4% 10.2%
Texas 400,000 490,000 22.5% 12.3% 11.6%
Montana 22,000 27,000 22.7% 18.2% 11.5%
New Hampshire 26,000 32,000 23.1% 17.5% 11.0%
N.Mexico 43,000 53,000 23.3% 16.9% 12.2%
Utah 34,000 42,000 23.5% 10.8% 10.2%
Florida 580,000 720,000 24.1% 20.1% 13.8%
S.Carolina 95,000 120,000 26.3% 17.2% 11.0%
Georgia 150,000 190,000 26.7% 13.5% 10.7%
Virginia 150,000 190,000 26.7% 15.0% 11.8%
Alaska 8,500 11,000 29.4% 11.2% 10.3%
Wyoming 10,000 13,000 30.0% 15.7% 10.9%
Nevada 49,000 64,000 30.6% 15.4% 10.7%
Vermont 13,000 17,000 30.8% 18.8% 11.1%
Arizona 150,000 200,000 33.3% 17.1% 12.4%

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