The Alzheimer’s Association’s newly-released report on Alzheimer’s Disease is a call-to-action for Americans to redouble our efforts to prevent and fight this progressive, and ultimately fatal, brain disease.
The report cites some alarming statistics:
– One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s or another dementia;
– The number of people age 65 and older with the disease is expected to grow from 5.1 million to 7.1 million in the next ten years.
– Caring for those with Alzheimer’s will cost an estimated $226 billion this year, rising to $1.1 trillion by 2050.
These are grim