November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic.
Alzheimers is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Every 67 seconds someone develops Alzheimers in the U.S.
There are 5 million Americans with Alzheimers and 15.5 million caregivers who support them.
An estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care was provided, valued at over $220 billion.
Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia.
The annual global cost of dementia is $604 billion in US dollars. • The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to skyrocket to 76 million by 2030.
For more information, visit: http://www.alz.org/