Alzheimer's Family Services Center
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Alzheimer's Disease: An Unrecognized Killer
"The failure to recognize the toll that Alzheimer's disease takes on our population and the health care system has profound implications for care and research. Across the entire health care continuum, and from early diagnosis to death, we need to take the necessary steps to ensure that recognition, diagnosis, reporting and reimbursement for Alzheimer's is appropriate and comprehensive for the needs of patients." #EndAlz
Alzheimers disease by the numbers Infographic, Data Visualization Encyclopedia, Information Technology, Symbols, Posters,
Alzheimers disease by the numbers :: As the American population ages, more and more people each year will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Already today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s. To support them 11 million people are providing unpaid care — emotional, physical, and financial toll on family caregivers. To face this public health crisis, we’ll need breakthroughs in prevention and treatment. And we’ll also need to find better ways to support Alzheimer’s caregivers.
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Alzheimers & Dementia... 87% of people with Alzheimer's are taken care of at home by family members. 60% of those caregivers are women and more than 50% are children. 250,000 American children aged 8-18 provide unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer's. AND THE DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMERS IS RISING AT AN ALARMING RATE.