Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65.
Alzheimer's is NOT a normal part of aging.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
One in five care contributors cut back on their own doctor visits because of their care responsibilities. And, among caregivers, 74 percent report they are “somewhat” to “very” concerned about maintaining their own health since becoming a caregiver.
Microscopic changes in the brain begin long before the first signs of memory loss.
As many as half of people with Alzheimer's and other dementias have not been diagnosed.
Findings are promising and suggest that identifying and reducing risk factors for Alzheimer’s and other dementias may be effective.
Research suggests higher prevalence rate in women than men at a rate of 2 to 1.