10 Facts about Alzheimer’s

1Every 66 seconds someone will develop Alzheimer’s
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

21 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another kind of dementia
Source: Center for Disease Control

32X Breast Cancer: Women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’ during their life as they are to develop breast cancer
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

4Typical life expectancy after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is 4-8 years
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

56th Leading Cause of Death: And only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured, or slowed
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

61 in 6: A woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s in their 60s
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

7Alzheimer’s is going to remain the public health crisis of our time
Source: USA Today

8Only 1 in 4 people with Alzheimer’s disease have been diagnosed
Source: Alzheimer’s Disease International

9% Change in Deaths in the last 15 years
Heart Disease -14%
HIV -54%
Stroke -21%
Alzheimer’s +89%
Source: Alzheimer’s Association

10Funding for American’s leading cause of death
Cancer $5.2 Billion
Heart Disease $3.5 Billion
AIDS $3.2 Billion
Alzheimer’s $1 Billion
Source: National Institute on Aging

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