WOMEN ARE AT THE EPICENTER OF THE ALZHEIMER'S CRISIS
How many mothers do we need to see reduced to helplessness? How many of their most precious memories do we need to see stripped away? How much of their essence will fade before we realize that this is a crisis that is crippling the backbone of our families, our businesses, our communities, our world?
How many of you are daughters? Partners? Loved-ones? How many of you are now becoming Caregivers to a woman you love?
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
Not only are women more likely to have Alzheimer's, they are also more likely to be caregivers of those with Alzheimer's.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women
- About 13 million women are either living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who has it
- Over 60% of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers are women
- More than 3 in 5 unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers are women — and there are 2.5 more women than men who provide 24-hour care for someone with Alzheimer's.
- Because of caregiving duties, women are likely to experience adverse consequences in the workplace. Nearly 19 percent of women Alzheimer's caregivers had to quit work either to become a caregiver or because their caregiving duties became too burdensome.
We need our collective brainpower to fight Alzheimer's.
Join my team and join the movement and you can help change the numbers for future generations.