Interactive Map: A Look at Alzheimer's Death Rates in New Jersey
Interactive Map: A Look at Alzheimer’s Death Rates in New Jersey
Alzheimer’s disease is a more than just a condition that robs people of their memories; it also kills – including about 1,900 New Jerseyans a year.
According to, 21.4 of each 100,000 people in the state died of Alzheimer’s in 2010. That’s among the lowest rates in the nation. Adjusting for age – Alzheimer’s and related dementia diseases affect senior citizens almost exclusively – New Jersey’s rate of Alzheimer’s deaths was 17.7 per 100,000. For the population age 65 and older, the rate jumps to 157, and for those 85 and older, it soars to 734 deaths per 100,000.