Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
59.7 percent (2013-15)
59.7 percent of adults aged 65 years and over with diagnosed Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, or their caregiver, were aware of the diagnosis in 2013-15
Increase the proportion of older adults with diagnosed Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, or their caregiver, who are aware of the diagnosis
Data Source: Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), CMS
Many people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia don’t know about their diagnosis — and their caregivers may also be unaware. That means they’re less likely to get treatment and the information they need to help them understand their disease and plan for the future. Strategies to increase the number of people with dementia who know they have it can lead to earlier treatment and lower medical costs.