States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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25. North Carolina
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 23.5%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.1% (23rd lowest)
> Population 65+: 14.5% (9th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 75.4% (21st lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,765 (20th lowest)

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24. Hawaii
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 25.0%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 11.6% (12th highest)
> Population 65+: 17.7% (10th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 79.4% (12th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $28,597 (9th highest)

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23. Maine
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 25.0%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.3% (8th lowest)
> Population 65+: 19.7% (2nd highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 79.4% (12th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,912 (21st lowest)

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22. Louisiana
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 26.4%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 12.7% (2nd highest)
> Population 65+: 15.3% (17th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 67.4% (5th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,711 (19th lowest)

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21. Washington
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2018-2025: 27.3%
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s: 10.1% (4th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.0% (14th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 79.9% (8th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $26,710 (18th highest)