Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic worldwide, by 2050,
more than 66 million people could be living with the disease.
Fast facts about Alzheimer's Disease in
- Number of Americans with Alzheimer's: 5.4 million
- Number of people worldwide with Alzheimer's: 36 million
- Number of U.S. unpaid dementia caregivers: 15
- Number of Americans with Alzheimer's living alone:
Recent Alzheimer's and Dementia News
Getting the Word Out: An Interview with the Alzheimer’s Association
May 09, 2013
Our interview with a Care Manager from the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Michigan showcases some of the most important issues in raising Alzheimer’s awareness.
For all the progress we’ve made in the diagnosis and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, we’ve still got a long way to go. One of the...More
Poll Results: Top Priority for Government Healthcare Funding
May 02, 2013
Poll results are in— we asked our A Place for Mom readers what they thought the government’s top healthcare research funding priority should be, and found that an overwhelming majority are concerned about Alzheimer’s disease research. In fact, Alzheimer’s received 2,150 votes out of 4,069 votes....More
Top 7 Books About Alzheimer’s for Caregivers
April 24, 2013
We’ve compiled a list of the top books about Alzheimer’s for caregivers on ways to cope with the challenges of caring for someone with memory loss.
Caregivers need comfort too—and few people know this fact better than the family members of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Caring for someone with...More