States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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5. South Carolina
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 30.4% (from 92,000 to 120,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 2,549 (50.7 per 100,000 — 8th highest)
> Population 65+: 17.2% (10th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 73.3% (13th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $24,539 (25th highest)

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4. Vermont
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 30.8% (from 13,000 to 17,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 370 (59.3 per 100,000 — the highest)
> Population 65+: 18.8% (4th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 80.8% (4th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $21,016 (5th lowest)

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3. Nevada
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 36.2% (from 47,000 to 64,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 779 (26.0 per 100,000 — 4th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.3% (15th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 74.3% (16th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $29,176 (12th highest)

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2. Alaska
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 37.5% (from 08,000 to 11,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 98 (13.2 per 100,000 — the lowest)
> Population 65+: 11.2% (2nd lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 78.5% (13th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $31,567 (5th highest)

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1. Arizona
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 42.9% (from 140,000 to 200,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 3,058 (43.6 per 100,000 — 18th highest)
> Population 65+: 17.1% (11th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.5% (21st highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $26,999 (19th highest)