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About Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic.

Worldwide, 47 million people are living with dementia.

The annual global cost of dementia is $818 billion in U.S. dollars.

The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to skyrocket to 75 million by 2030.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth- leading cause of death in the United States.

More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.

15.9 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer's and other dementias in the United States.

In the United States someone develops Alzheimer's every 66 seconds.

In 2016, 15.9 million American caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $230.1 billion.

In 2017, Alzheimer's will cost the United States $259 billion. This number is expected to rise to over over $1 trillion by 2050.

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