New York State - Alzheimer’s Disease

Facts

  • There are currently 400,000 New Yorkers with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • In 2025, 460,000 New Yorkers aged 65 and older will be living with this disease – a 15% increase.
  • Alzheimer's will cost Medicaid more than $4.8 billion in 2018 in New York alone.
  • There are 1 million Alzheimer's and dementia unpaid caregivers in the state.
  • In 2017, they provided 1.2 billion hours of care, valued at $14.8 billion.
  • Unpaid dementia caregivers in 2017 themselves had $881 million in higher health care costs than non-caregivers.
  • 3,174 New Yorkers died from Alzheimer's in 2015. Nearly 1/3 of seniors who die each year have Alzheimer's or another dementia.
  • 1 in 9 people aged 45 and older experience subjective cognitive decline; of those, fewer than half have spoken to their doctor about it.

Additional Resources

To review the Alzheimer's Association New York State information sheet, click here. For the complete report on the latest facts and figures on Alzheimer's disease in the United States, click here. To access information on NYS Department of Health Alzheimer's disease program initiatives, click here