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About Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is destroying our families, our finances and our future.

United States of America
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
No cure
Between 2000 and 2018, deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 146%.
Two thirds are women
Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
1 in 3
One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
6th cause of death in the U.S.
Alzheimer’s kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Caregivers
Sixteen million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Medical Professionals
Fifty percent of primary care physicians believe the medical profession is not ready for the growing number of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
18.5 billion hours
Six in 10 caregivers were employed in the past year. These individuals worked an average of 35 hours per week while caregiving.
Costly
This year, Alzheimer's disease will cost the United States $305 billion. This number is projected to rise to more than $1.1 trillion in 2050.

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