Every 33 seconds, someone in the United States will be diagnosed.
Do you remember, when it was last September? For an estimated 5.5 million Americans, this may be something that they cannot. Alzheimer's Disease can affect people with dementia and often times, these individuals are 65 or older. In fact, 1 in 10 people 65 years or older has Alzheimer's. Many people are unaware of how severe this disease is, but 200,000 people under 65 in the US have also been diagnosed. September 21st was World Alzheimer's Day and all of September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month. To learn more information about the disease and how you can get involved in spreading awareness, please visit the CDC's website:
- To join the cause go to: http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_join_the_cause.asp
- If you are currently caring for someone with Alzheimer's, click here for support
- To find a walk to end alzheimer's, go to https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=walk_homepage for more information