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Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. More than 5 million Americans are afflicted with the disease, which kills more people annually than breast and prostate cancer combined.
Not only is Alzheimer’s disease a huge problem now; it’s on the verge of an epidemic as our population ages: experts estimate that as many as 16 million people in the U.S. could be afflicted by 2050.
47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Awareness campaigns are critical. Research shows that many people feel shame or embarrassment associated with a diagnosis.
Awareness campaigns generate discussion and education, which in turn reduces stigma. Campaigns also help increase scientific progress.
Awareness facilitates proactive management of symptoms which leads to early professional medical intervention.
Join the ALE for ALZ community in raising awareness. As the Alzheimer’s Association rightfully says, the more people know about dementia, the more action we inspire.