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Monthly E-news Update | March 2014
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According to Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease every 67 seconds, and by mid-century that number will soar to every 33 seconds. In this month's email, learn more about this report and other Alzheimer's news and resources.
Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures now available
The Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report reveals new statistics pertaining to the burden Alzheimer's and dementia places on individuals, caregivers, government and our nation's health care system. The report includes data on the impact of Alzheimer's in every state and confirms that it is the most expensive disease in the nation, costing the United States $214 billion a year. Nearly one in every five dollars spent by Medicare is on someone with Alzheimer's or another dementia.

Additionally, 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures features a special report on the disproportionate burden of Alzheimer's disease on women. The study finds that women are 2.5 times more likely than men to provide intensive "on-duty" care 24 hours a day for a person living with Alzheimer's. Visit to view and download the report for free.
DDT exposure may be linked to Alzheimer's
A new study suggests that the insecticide DDT may be linked with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers found evidence of DDT exposure in 80 percent of study participants with Alzheimer's, as well as 70 percent of those without it. It's important to note that these results do not indicate that exposure to DDT, which was banned in the United States in 1972 but is still used in other countries, causes Alzheimer's. Learn more.
I Have Alzheimer's Disease
The Alzheimer's Association recently launched I Have Alzheimer's Disease, a new 23-page section of offering information and tools to help those living in the early stage of Alzheimer's or other dementia live their best life for as long as possible. I Have Alzheimer's Disease features personal insights from people with Alzheimer's and offers resources to help plan and prepare and receive support. Learn more.
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