About 1 in 9 American seniors has some form of dementia, according to research done by the Alzheimer's Association. An exceptionally large percentage (34%) of Lake Havasu City's 59,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and over, which makes Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia a major health issue in the city. CDC data shows that between 2016 and 2020 in Lake Havasu City, deaths from Alzheimer's increased from 5.93% of the total to 6.45%. This represents an almost 39% increase in dementia-related deaths, while deaths from all causes increased by less than 28%.
Lake Havasu City has several memory care communities for seniors who need dementia care. These facilities are safe, secure environments for seniors with cognitive impairments. They provide 24-hour care from staff members with dementia care training.
This guide explores the resources available in Lake Havasu City for seniors with dementia and the families they depend on. It includes cost estimates for senior care, along with a table full of helpful resources for getting the necessary support.