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Alzheimer’s Impact is Staggering

• Alzheimer’s is officially the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 and older.
Today, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease.
• Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease, 3.2 million, are women.
• Women in their 60s are about two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in the rest of their lives than they are to develop breast cancer.
• Of Americans aged 65 and older, 1 in 9 has Alzheimer’s; 1 in 3 people aged 85 and older has the disease.
• Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. In 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
• There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's.
• 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
• In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.

Kentucky and Indiana's Growing Alzheimer’s Prevalence
• Today there are over 67,000 Kentuckians with Alzheimer’s disease.
• This number will climb to 86,000 Kentuckians by 2025.
• Today there are over 100,000 Indiana residents with Alzheimer’s disease.
• This number will climb to 130,000 Hoosiers by 2025.



For more information, please read:

Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

Women and Alzheimer's Disease

Record $122 million increase for Alzheimer's disease signed into law by President Obama


 

Coffee with a Congressman!

Recently we met with our policymakers to address current and future needs...




June 27, 2014

Over a dozen Elizabethtown area residents joined the Alzheimer's Association in meeting with Congressman Brett Guthrie on Friday, June 27. The Congressman sponsored the recent Accountability Act asking the NIH to submit a professional judgement budget to Congress, thus allowing the legislators to fully understand the needed funding for a significant Alzheimer's breakthrough.

 


 

 


 


 

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