Dementia Sucks! The prevalence of this disease is increasing. Therefore, research and resources are necessary to reduce the growing amount of grief and stress.
I was a paid caregiver during college and worked many years in hospice/palliative care. My grandmother will be 93 years old who lives with dementia. I've seen how this disease impacts not just the life of the individual, but all those who love them. Learning about it and finding support earlier is critical.
- About 1 in 9 age 65 and older (10.7%) has Alzheimer's.
- Deaths from Alzheimer’s have more than doubled between 2000 and 2019
- The demand for direct care workers (roles such as nurses aides and home health aides) is projected to grow by more than 40% between 2016 and 2026, while their availability is expected to decline.
- The United States will have to nearly triple the number of geriatricians to effectively care for the number of people projected to have Alzheimer's in 2050.
By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, we will raise funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease. These funds allow the Alzheimer’s Association® to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
Thank you in advance!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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