States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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40. Tennessee
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 16.7% (from 120,000 to 140,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 3,522 (52.4 per 100,000 — 4th highest)
> Population 65+: 15.9% (25th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 67.9% (7th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,941 (15th lowest)

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39. New Jersey
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 16.7% (from 180,000 to 210,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 2,829 (31.4 per 100,000 — 12th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.7% (22nd lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 74.6% (18th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $28,307 (15th highest)

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38. Connecticut
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 16.7% (from 78,000 to 91,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 1,077 (30.0 per 100,000 — 8th lowest)
> Population 65+: 16.8% (13th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.9% (17th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $30,293 (7th highest)

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37. Oklahoma
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 16.9% (from 65,000 to 76,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 1,752 (44.6 per 100,000 — 14th highest)
> Population 65+: 15.3% (15th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 71.4% (9th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $21,555 (8th lowest)

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36. Alabama
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 17.0% (from 94,000 to 110,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 2,563 (52.6 per 100,000 — 3rd highest)
> Population 65+: 16.5% (19th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 65.6% (3rd lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $23,430 (17th lowest)