My father died in 2015 after a ten year battle with Alzheimer's. My mother is currently living with Alzheimer's. I've lost other relatives to this horrible disease as have some of my friends. Here are a few facts from a 2019 report.
- 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's
- 145% increase in deaths from Alzheimer's between 2000 and 2017
- More than 18.5 billion hours of informal care provided by Alzheimer's and other dementia caregivers in 2018, valued at nearly $234 billion.
- $290 billion is the estimated amount people with Alzheimer and other dementia will cost in health care, long term care, and Hospice in 2019
Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. Please make a donation or register as a participant and start your own fundraising. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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