Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality Rates By County in 2014

Data Source: NVSS-M (CDC/NCHS) ; Bridged-Race Population Estimates for Census 2000 and 2010 (CDC, Census, CDC/NCHS and Census, CDC/NCHS)

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Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older. But Alzheimer’s is not just a disease of old age. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early onset Alzheimer’s (also known as younger-onset), which often appears when someone is in their 40s or 50s. Learn more…