States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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10. Wyoming
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 34.0%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.1% (3rd lowest)
> Population 65+: 19.0% (5th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 78.0% (20th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $24,372 (25th highest)

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9. South Carolina
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 34.8%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.9% (7th highest)
> Population 65+: 17.0% (15th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 72.6% (11th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $24,775 (24th highest)

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8. Montana
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 35.0%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.9% (18th lowest)
> Population 65+: 19.3% (4th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 75.9% (25th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $23,706 (22nd lowest)

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7. Utah
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 35.5%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.4% (9th lowest)
> Population 65+: 10.9% (the lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 81.6% (3rd highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $28,210 (11th highest)

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6. Georgia
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 35.7%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.4% (17th highest)
> Population 65+: 12.4% (3rd lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 74.2% (16th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $25,964 (20th highest)