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generation alzheimer's: the defining disease of the baby boomers

This year, the first baby boomers turn 65. While Alzheimer’s is not normal aging, age is the greatest risk factor for the disease. This report conveys the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, families, government and the nation's healthcare system.

"Too many of America's baby boomers will spend their retirement years either with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who has it."

Where's the Treatment? Where's the Cure?

The National Institutes of Health spends over $6 billion a year on cancer research, over $4 billion on heart disease research and over $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research. But it spends only $480 million on Alzheimer's research.

2011 National Institutes of Health Research Funding, in Millions

The Truth about Alzheimer's that Every American
Should Know

Death rates for other major diseases — HIV, stroke, heart disease, prostate cancer, breast cancer — are declining. Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 cause of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.

There is great promise in Alzheimer's research and a focused commitment from the nation’s leaders could make the difference in solving the crisis. Please Get the "Generation Alzheimer’s report" to learn more about what can be done to conquer this devastating disease.

Source: Alzheimer's Association generation alzheimer's: the defining disease of the
baby boomers


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