Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined and in 2016, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $236 billion dollars.
Every 66 seconds someone in the United States will develop this debilitating disease and the numbers of Americans living with this disease is growing exponentially. In 2016, approximately 5.4 million Americans of all ages, not just the elderly, have Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is a disease that touches all of us. It is not a part of normal aging. It is a disease that attacks the brain, leading to a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.…
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