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Did You Know?


Did You Know? is a feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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November 22, 2019
  • Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, affects at least 5 million Americans and is projected to triple by the year 2060.
  • Hispanics, African Americans, and women have the greatest risk for Alzheimer’s disease; women are 2 times more likely to be affected by Alzheimer’s disease than men.
  • CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Data Portal provides national, regional, and state data that public health professionals can use to prioritize interventions and raise awareness about the needs of older adults.

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Page last reviewed: November 22, 2019