States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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45. Massachusetts
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 15.4%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.4% (20th highest)
> Population 65+: 16.2% (24th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 79.1% (15th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $27,789 (14th highest)

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44. West Virginia
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 15.8%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.8% (15th lowest)
> Population 65+: 19.6% (3rd highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 65.5% (2nd lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $19,692 (2nd lowest)

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43. New Jersey
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 16.7%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.9% (5th highest)
> Population 65+: 15.8% (20th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 75.1% (19th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $28,603 (8th highest)

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42. Tennessee
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 16.7%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.9% (20th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.8% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 68.4% (7th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,273 (17th lowest)

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41. Kansas
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 17.0%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.4% (21st highest)
> Population 65+: 15.8% (21st lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.4% (22nd highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $21,320 (9th lowest)