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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Alzheimer's Facts

Dear Aloyzio,
On behalf of the Alzheimer's Association, I'd like to invite you to be among the first to receive the latest news about the growing toll Alzheimer's disease takes on our families, our communities and our nation.
According to the just-released Alzheimer's Association 2017 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
Facts and Figures Video
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Here are several other critical statistics you'll find in Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures:
  • Between 2000 and 2014, there was an 89 percent increase in deaths due to Alzheimer's. Deaths from Alzheimer's, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, nearly doubled during this period, while those from heart disease have declined.
  • More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. In 2016, these caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of care valued at over $230 billion.
  • 2017 marks the first time total payments for caring for individuals with Alzheimer's or other dementias will surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars./.../

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