Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common cause of dementia. The actual number of people with Alzheimer's is unknown but can be estimated based on rates of this disease within certain age groups.
The number of people with Alzheimer’s dementia reflects the magnitude of the burden of Alzheimer’s on the community and health care system.
In 2020, the percentage of Probable Alzheimers Cases (65+) in Alachua County was 11.7 compared to Florida at 12.7. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the second quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, there are more Probable Alzheimers Cases (65+) in about half of the counties, and less in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. When fewer than 51 counties have data or zero values, no quartile map will be presented.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Probable Alzheimers Cases (65+), Percent of Population age 65+, 2020
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Probable Alzheimers Cases (65+), Percentage of Population age 65+, Single Year