As of the 2021 Census estimates, people ages 65 and over make up 12.8% of Dayton’s overall population of 137,571. As such, there are just over 17,600 locals deemed to be at moderate or high risk of Alzheimer’s. Statistics from the CDC indicate a very significant reduction of 20.4% in Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Dayton between 2016 and 2020. In contrast, the city experienced an increase of 23.9% in overall fatalities. Despite this promising trend at the local level, a special report from the Alzheimer’s Association predicts an 11% nationwide increase in seniors with Alzheimer’s by 2025, and a doubling by 2060.
Fortunately, there are numerous dementia care facilities in and around Dayton that provide safe, secure and social environments for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Federal, state and local governments are responding with increased funding for aging-related services, particularly for low-income residents. This guide examines the cost of care in Dayton, with comparisons to nearby cities, and provides details about the financial assistance and resources available in the city and state as a whole.