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The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter dedicates donations to providing information, support, programs and services for the more than 80,000 families affected by Alzheimer's who are in the 125 counties we serve. We also provide information on living a brain-healthy lifestyle and research into the cause, treatments, preventions and a 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 families wherever they are in the disease process:
- Today, Alzheimer's affects more than 80,000 families in our area
- By 2025, the number of people in our Chapter area with Alzheimer's could exceed 97,000
- Nationally, more than 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease; researchers say as many as 16 million Americans could have the disease by 2050
- 1 in 8 people over age 65 has Alzheimer's and 1 in 10 over age 85 has the disease
- There are 500,00 Americans younger than age 65 with Alzheimer's and other dementias
- 1 in 10 Americans has a family member with Alzheimer's
- 10.9 million family members and friends provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias
- 1 in 3 people know someone with Alzheimer's
- 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 as 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.