“Number of people with Alzheimer’s to double by 2060, CDC predicts”

Number of people with Alzheimer’s to double by 2060, CDC predicts,” by Lois Bowers, McKnight’s Senior Living

“The number of people in the United States with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is expected to double by 2060, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, there were 5 million people, or 1.6% of the U.S. population, who had dementia. By 2060, according to the research, 13.9 million people, or almost 3.3% of the population, will have the disease. Of those with dementia, 51% will be aged 85 or more years, 35% will be aged 75 to 84, and 14% will be aged 65 to 74. Fifty-one percent will be non-Hispanic whites, 23% will be Hispanic, 16% will be African-American, 7% will be Asian or Pacific Islander, 1% will be American Indian or Alaska Native and 2% will be two or more races / ethnicities. … Study results were published online in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

What will the doubling of the demented population mean for caregiving and financing? We need the “Index of Long-Term Care Vulnerability” more than ever. Four examples here, here, here and here.