… the 6th leading cause of death
in the U.S.
It’s estimated that 5.4 million people suffer from this fatal brain disease … and the numbers are increasing rapidly due to the aging population.
Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 69 seconds. In 2050, an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
Most people survive an average of four to eight years after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, but some live as long as 20 years with the disease.
4% of the general population will be admitted to a nursing home by age 80. But, for people with Alzheimer’s, 75% will be admitted to a nursing home by age 80.
Based on my personal experience caring for my dad
I am passionate about educating the community – getting information into the hands of caregivers … to those nearing or in retirement … to anyone who may be impacted by Alzheimer’s or any dementia-related disease. (Yes, there are differences you should be aware of.)
Why? Too many people are in denial or concerned about the stigma of a dementia-related disease or just have bad information.
Aging Beats The Alternative helps
- educate you on the specifics of these diseases.
- offer strategies for coping with the behaviors.
- identify the warning signs for early detection.
- plan for the future.