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Alzheimer’s and the Economy

Alzheimer’s disease effects millions of Americans and can have a tremendous impact on not only the person suffering from it but their loved ones as well. Here are just a few facts from the Alzheimer’s Association® we would like to share with you about Alzheimer’s and it’s effect on Americans nationwide.

* An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s.

* Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth-leading cause of death among individuals age 65 and older.

* In 2017, 16.1 million Americans provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, a contribution valued at over $232 billion.

* In 2018, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $277 billion.

* An accurate and professional diagnosis could save households up to $7.9 trillion in medical costs.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Association® website for more information.

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