Alzheimers and related dementia now takes the life of one in three seniors…

March 19th, 2013 No Comments

A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia. Other findings of the report include:

  • Dementia is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States
  • About 5 million people over the age of 65 have dementia; 200,000 people under the age of 65 have dementia
  • More than 15 million family members and friends of those who have dementia have provided unpaid care to them
  • These caregivers report high levels of emotional stress
  • The disease is on the rise. In the U.S. currently, someone develops the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, it is predicted to be every 33 seconds

Read the report at the Alzheimer’s Association website: http://bit.ly/15YJAKd

For NJ elder care Alzheimer’s statistics, download their pdf at http://bit.ly/YpdIcx


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