The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is growing - and growing fast. More than 5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's. An estimated 5.8 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2020. Eighty percent are age 75 or older. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10%) has Alzheimer's dementia. Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. Older African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites. Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
As the number of older Americans grows rapidly, so too will the number of new and existing cases of Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia may grow to a projected 13.8 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or cure Alzheimer's disease.
WE ARE A CATALYST IN RESEARCH
We have invested over $405 million in more than 2,600 scientific investigations worldwide, including well over $11.7 million to Texas researchers.
WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT LOCAL CARE & SUPPORT
For more than 30 years, the Alzheimer's Association has been and continues to be the only statewide non-profit Alzheimer's organization in Texas. Through a network of staff and volunteers across the state we provide care, support services and education programs.
WE ARE UNRELENTING THROUGH OUR ADVOCACY
Our tireless work resulted in the creation of Texas' first state plan to address Alzheimer's, state Alzheimer's-related legislation and an historic national increase of $400 million for Alzheimer's research for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).