States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

Print Email

Source: RudyBalasko / Getty Images

45. Kansas
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 14.8% (from 54,000 to 62,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 894 (30.7 per 100,000 — 10th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.4% (19th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 76.9% (23rd highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $21,318 (7th lowest)

Source: Ultima_Gaina / Getty Images

44. New York
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 15.0% (from 400,000 to 460,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 3,521 (17.7 per 100,000 — 2nd lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.9% (25th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 75.0% (20th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $28,782 (13th highest)

Source: grantreig / Getty Images

43. Massachusetts
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 15.4% (from 130,000 to 150,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 1,841 (26.8 per 100,000 — 5th lowest)
> Population 65+: 16.1% (24th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.4% (22nd highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $30,400 (6th highest)

Source: DavidByronKeener / Getty Images

42. West Virginia
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 15.8% (from 38,000 to 44,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 770 (42.4 per 100,000 — 19th highest)
> Population 65+: 19.3% (3rd highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 67.5% (6th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $18,950 (the lowest)

Source: Davel5957 / Getty Images

41. Michigan
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 15.8% (from 190,000 to 220,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 4,428 (44.4 per 100,000 — 15th highest)
> Population 65+: 16.7% (15th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 75.3% (22nd lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,883 (12th lowest)