New York State - Alzheimer’s Disease

Facts

  • There are currently 390,000 New Yorkers with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
  • In 2025, approximately 460,000 New Yorkers aged 65 and older will suffer from this disease – an 18% increase.
  • Alzheimer's costs Medicaid more than $4.5 billion each year in New York alone -- the highest cost of any state.
  • There are 1 million Alzheimer's and dementia unpaid caregivers in the state.
  • In 2016, they provided 1.2 billion hours of care, valued at $14.7 billion.
  • Unpaid caregivers in 2016 themselves had $848 million in higher health care costs than non-caregivers.
  • 2,639 people died just from Alzheimer's in 2014. Nearly 1/3 of seniors who die each year have Alzheimer's or a related dementia.
  • 1 in 9 people aged 45 and older experience Subjective Cognitive Decline, of those, less than half have spoken to their physician 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