The Alzheimer's Association - Mid South Chapter dedicates donations to providing information, support, programming and services for the more than 120,000 affected by Alzheimer's who are in the 85 counties we serve. We also provide information on living a brain-healthy lifestyle and research into the cause, treatments, preventions and cure for Alzheimer's.
The impact of Alzheimer's - both long-lasting and far-reaching - causes us to continually expand our programs, services and support to meet the new and changing needs of those we serve wherever they are in the disease process:
Today, Alzheimer's affects 5.4 million Americans, including the over 120,000 people with the disease, their families and caregivers in the area we serve. By 2025, researchers say as many as 16 million Americans could have the disease.
1 in 8 people over age 65 has Alzheimer's and 1 in 2 over age 85 has the disease
Every 69 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzeimer's
14.9 million unpaid caregivers
183 billion dollars in annual costs
7 in 10 people with Alzheimer's live at home, with family and friends providing most of the care
People live with Alzheimer's eight years, on average, but the disease could last from three to 20 years after symptoms begin
To help families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, we offer our 24-hour Helpline (800.272.3900); support groups, a confidential forum for people to share concerns and receive support; educational programs and workshops for those affected by Alzheimer's, the public and health professionals; and Safe Return® to help find people with memory problems who wander and become lost. We also advocate for quality dementia care and services, and funding for public programs serving people with dementia and funding to accelerate the pace of promising research.
Thank you, for your support and for helping us serve thousands of families affected by Alzheimer's today and for helping us achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.