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Our mission

To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision

A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Areas we serve

The Alzheimer's Association, Central and Western Kansas Office, provides vital services and support to individuals, caregivers and families. We serve 68 counties in Kansas.

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Facts and Figures 2017

Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's healthcare system.

Quick Facts:

  • Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number could rise as high as 16 million.
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease.
  • More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. In 2016 these caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of care valued at over $230 billion.
  • 35% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer's or another dementia report that their health has gotten worse due to care responsibilities, compared to 19% of caregivers for older people without dementia. 
  • In 2017, Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the nation $259 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion. 
  • It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. 
  • Since 2000, deaths from heart disease have decreased by 14% while deaths from Alzheimer's disease have increased by 89%. 
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.



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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.