States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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10. New Hampshire
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 28.0% (from 25,000 to 32,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 436 (32.5 per 100,000 — 14th lowest)
> Population 65+: 17.6% (9th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 83.6% (the highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $25,299 (22nd highest)

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9. Montana
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 28.6% (from 21,000 to 27,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 285 (27.1 per 100,000 — 6th lowest)
> Population 65+: 18.1% (5th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 78.6% (12th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $24,026 (23rd lowest)

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8. Florida
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 28.6% (from 560,000 to 720,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 6,980 (33.3 per 100,000 — 18th lowest)
> Population 65+: 20.1% (the highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 74.9% (19th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $27,707 (17th highest)

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7. New Mexico
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 29.3% (from 41,000 to 53,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 572 (27.4 per 100,000 — 7th lowest)
> Population 65+: 16.8% (13th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 71.6% (10th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $29,475 (11th highest)

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6. Wyoming
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 30.0% (from 10,000 to 13,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 212 (36.6 per 100,000 — 21st lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.6% (21st lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.8% (18th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $24,508 (24th lowest)