Educating yourself and others about the devistating effects of dimencia as well as knowing the facts and figures is the first step in offering support. Be sure and take a minute to share the knowledge you learn with your own networks and on your social media sites.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.
Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.
There are approximately 500,000 people dying each year because they have Alzheimer's.
* Facts & figures provided by ALZ.org, http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp