States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

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35. Rhode Island
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 17.4% (from 23,000 to 27,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 435 (41.1 per 100,000 — 24th highest)
> Population 65+: 16.7% (15th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 77.6% (20th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $23,805 (22nd lowest)

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34. Arkansas
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 17.5% (from 57,000 to 67,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 1,436 (47.8 per 100,000 — 10th highest)
> Population 65+: 16.5% (19th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 66.4% (5th lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $20,792 (4th lowest)

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33. South Dakota
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 17.6% (from 17,000 to 20,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 444 (51.1 per 100,000 — 6th highest)
> Population 65+: 16.3% (23rd highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 78.2% (15th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $23,500 (18th lowest)

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32. Nebraska
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 17.6% (from 34,000 to 40,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 698 (36.4 per 100,000 — 20th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.4% (19th lowest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 78.4% (14th highest)
> Avg. retirement income: $22,182 (10th lowest)

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31. Kentucky
> Increase in Alzheimer’s, 2019-2025: 17.8% (from 73,000 to 86,000)
> Deaths due to AD, 2017: 1,765 (39.6 per 100,000 — 24th lowest)
> Population 65+: 15.9% (25th highest)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. in good health: 64.5% (2nd lowest)
> Avg. retirement income: $23,095 (16th lowest)