There are now over five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, including 1/3 of everyone over age 85. Because of the growing number of aging baby boomers, and the fact that the onset of Alzheimer’s is primarily age-related, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s is projected to rise by more than 55% by 2030. By 2050, as many as 7 million people age 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for half (51%) of all people 65 and older with Alzheimer’s.
Take the first step in raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease and increasing support for people living with the disease, download these resources developed in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association and Dementia Friendly America.
- What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
- Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures
- Recognizing the Symptoms of Caregiver Burnout & How to Offer Support
- Behaviors & Practices to Encourage Healthy Brain Aging
- Ways to Engage with People Who Have Dementia
Download the Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts Engagement Guide for information on using the documentary to address the crisis of Alzheimer's disease.
Find personal reflections on caregiving, new research around Alzheimer's, and suggestions for navigating the disease in Next Avenue's special report: Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Personal Stories, Research, Advice.