Special Report

This Is the State Where Alzheimer's Is Soaring

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34. Pennsylvania
> Projected increase in adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s disease, 2020-2025: 14.3% (from 280,000 to 320,000)
> Pct. of population 65+: 18.7% (total: 2,388,218)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s disease: 11.7% — 11th highest
> Avg. annual retirement income: $25,435 — 10th lowest

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34. Nebraska
> Projected increase in adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s disease, 2020-2025: 14.3% (from 35,000 to 40,000)
> Pct. of population 65+: 16.1% (total: 312,295)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s disease: 11.2% — 21st highest
> Avg. annual retirement income: $24,647 — 6th lowest

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33. Alabama
> Projected increase in adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s disease, 2020-2025: 14.6% (from 96,000 to 110,000)
> Pct. of population 65+: 17.4% (total: 854,312)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s disease: 11.2% — 20th highest
> Avg. annual retirement income: $26,549 — 19th lowest

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32. Kentucky
> Projected increase in adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s disease, 2020-2025: 14.7% (from 75,000 to 86,000)
> Pct. of population 65+: 16.9% (total: 754,559)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s disease: 9.9% — 9th lowest
> Avg. annual retirement income: $26,310 — 15th lowest

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31. Massachusetts
> Projected increase in adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s disease, 2020-2025: 15.4% (from 130,000 to 150,000)
> Pct. of population 65+: 17.0% (total: 1,172,293)
> Pct. of 65+ pop. with Alzheimer’s disease: 11.1% — 22nd highest
> Avg. annual retirement income: $34,989 — 6th highest

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