Did you know that there are 50 million people around the world living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? That’s just one of the important numbers to keep in mind this June, during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Here are a few facts about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and a few ways you can help bring attention to this important month.
1. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are not the same thing. Alzheimer’s disease is one specific type of dementia.
2. In the U.S., there are more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
3. One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.
4. There are 16 million Americans who provide unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
5. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
6. Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the U.S. $305 billion this year, the Alzheimer’s Association reports.
Here are some ways you can help spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and dementias this month:
- Make the background of your Facebook page purple in honor of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.
- Share your story about a loved one or friend with Alzheimer’s or dementia on social media. Make sure to add the hashtag #ENDALZ or #EndAlzheimers.
- Follow the Alzheimer’s Association on Instagram (@alzassociation).
- Start a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association writes about the use of fundraisers on June 20, which is the longest day of daylight in the year. Find more details at the following weblink.
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