It's sad but true, I have two very important people that have passed with Alzheimer's. Eileen O'Brien my sweet mom-in-law passed away on July 18th, 2013 & My mama Gloria Daugherty, who we lovingly call Glo passed September 4th, 2019. It was heart wrenching to see this disease steal their precious memories. I miss them both every day and it simply breaks my heart to see these two, who were once was a very independent, funny, smart women, struggling to even do what one might consider a simple task. That is why I WANT and NEED to make a difference. I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the 2022 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support.
The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is growing — and growing fast. More than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's.
An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older.
- About 1 in 9 age 65 and older (10.7%) has Alzheimer's.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.
- Older Black Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older Whites.
- Older Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older Whites.
- As the number of older Americans grows rapidly, so too will the number of new and existing cases of Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s may grow to a projected 12.7 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or cure Alzheimer’s disease.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining our movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here with ME and YOU.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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