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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.  It is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Alzheimer’s disease is irreversible, progressive, and is the 6th leading cause of death among all adults that accounts for 4.3% in the U.S. and the 5th leading cause of death among those aged 65 or older.  In Nevada, it is the 7th leading cause of death and accounts for 2.6% of all causes of death.


For information on how to report a disease click here. For any questions, please contact the appropriate health authority by phone or review the website for additional information.

Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333


  • For information on Alzheimer’s data please click here