Every 66 seconds, another person in the United States will develop Alzheimer's disease.
That means that by the time you read this email, another family's life has been changed by Alzheimer's, painting an uncertain future for their financial, physical and emotional well-being.
Get involved. Help end Alzheimer's.
Because you care about people living with Alzheimer's, it's important that I share the latest statistics about this escalating health crisis with you. The just-released Alzheimer's Association 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report sheds further light on the Alzheimer's epidemic. Critical new statistics revealed include:
Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's. By mid-century, someone in the U.S. will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
Nearly half (48 percent) of family and friends of people with Alzheimer's are jeopardizing their financial stability to afford dementia-related expenses. For some, this means drawing from savings or retirement funds; for others this may mean sacrificing basic needs such as food, transportation and medical care.
Nearly two out of three people incorrectly believe that Medicare helps pay for nursing home care, or were unsure whether it did — leaving many families unprepared for the personal financial impact of Alzheimer's disease.
The new information in this report is a call to action for all of us who support the Alzheimer's Association.
Now more than ever, the world looks to us to address this epidemic by providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. Please help us spread awareness by sharing the facts today.
Donna McCullough Chief Development Officer
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's disease® .
Alzheimer's Association report details financial impact of Alzheimer's disease
The personal financial support required by a person living with Alzheimer's disease may ultimately deprive care contributors of basic necessities such as food, transportation and medical care, according to the new Alzheimer's Association 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. 2016 Facts and Figures provides an in-depth look at the prevalence, incidence, mortality and economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and includes a special report on the personal financial impact of Alzheimer's on families.
Alzheimer's brings changes for caregivers as well as person living with the disease
Caregivers go through a physical and emotional toll as Alzheimer's disease progresses. Three caregivers from the same support group discuss how their lives have changed — and how the person living with Alzheimer's life has changed — over the past year.
Join Alzheimer's disease advocates in making noise at the Advocacy Forum
Thunderclap is a website that allows us to all send the same message at exactly the same time through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. We'll be using it to amplify our advocates' voices on Capitol Hill during the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum — join us by "donating" a tweet or Facebook or Tumblr post on April 6.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Today is National Doctors' Day, a great day to honor your eye doctor with a tribute gift to support glaucoma research.
National Doctors' Day recognizes physicians and their contributions to society and the community.
At Glaucoma Research Foundation, we are thankful for all the physicians, optometrists, and healthcare staff dedicated to providing excellent care to glaucoma patients.
Make a gift today to honor your doctor or someone special who has made a difference in your life.
To make a tax-deducible contribution online, visit www.glaucoma.org/donate and be sure to complete the "Make this Gift a Tribute" section with the honoree's address. We will notify him or her of your meaningful and thoughtful tribute.