There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Alzheimer's Assocation New Facts and Figures

There are nearly 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $202 billion.
Alzheimer's disease is the nation's largest underfunded public health threat with an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with the disease.

Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the U.S. without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. In fact, Alzheimer's kills more people than diabetes and more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

In 2010, Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers had $7.9 billion in additional health care costs.

This just stinks!!!!


  1. I just heard this on the Today Show ... staggering stastitics ..

  2. Yes it does!
    A very talented lady who sings in the choir at my church has just been diagnosed with it. :-(

  3. I am sorry to hear about your friend. My prayer are with her and her family.

  4. Those statistics are mind shattering. Hopefully someday soon we will see more and better changes.
    Thanks for posting this...

  5. Your welcome. I can't believe the these facts and figures. Last yr Alz's was the 7 leading cause of death this yr it is 6th.

  6. Those numbers are just to way to high. Something needs to be done and soon.

  7. Those number's are just to high, something needs to be done and soon.

  8. Oma!! I am so happy you posted. Oma is my niece. So gald to see you and you are right these numbers are way to high.


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The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

The Early, Mild to Moderate and Advanced stages of Alzheimer's in the brain.

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