The Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

The Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease

facts1More than 5 million Americans are living
with Alzheimer’s disease.
facts2Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds.
facts3Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
facts4Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression.
facts5By 2050, as many as 16 million Americans will have the disease and an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
facts6Last year, friends and family of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias provided an estimated 18.1 BILLION hours of unpaid care. Furthermore, it’s estimated that 250,000 children and young adults ages 8 to 18 provide help to someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.