EVERYONE WITH A BRAIN IS AT RISK FOR ALZHEIMER'S
  • Today, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.
  • Alzheimer's kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Alzheimer's is the only disease that cannot be slowed, stopped, or prevented.
  • Statistics show that by 2015, it will cost the nation $226 BILLION to care for people with Alzheimer's.
  • The average lifetime cost of care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is $174,000
     
  • The yearly cost of caring for someone with Alzheimer's depends on the stage of the disease.
    • $18,400 for someone with mild symptoms
    • $30,100 for moderate symptoms
    • $36,132 for severe symptoms
       
  • In the US 7 out of 10 people with Alzheimer's live at home where 75% of costs are absorbed by the family.