It's About Time For Action



Over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's diseases, more than 15 million Alzheimer's caregivers, and nearly 15 years with no new treatments.

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It’s About Time: Make Alzheimer’s Disease A Top Healthcare Priority

The fight against Alzheimer’s disease is a battle against a brutal and relentless disease that is extinguishing the time we have to build lasting memories with loved ones. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, more than 15 million Alzheimer’s caregivers, and no new treatments in nearly 15 years, the urgency to defeat this disease has never been greater. As the fight intensifies, It’s About Time our federal government leaders and members of Congress make Alzheimer’s disease a top national healthcare priority.

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Alzheimer’s disease is the greatest public health crisis of our time. It is also a fiscal and economic time bomb and disproportionally impacts women and minorities.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Approximately half a million Americans aged 65 or older will develop Alzheimer’s disease in 2017 alone.

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Two-thirds of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and two-thirds of caregivers are also women.

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Older African-Americans are twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease as older white Americans, and Hispanics are 1.5 times as likely.

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Payments for health care, long-term care, and hospice for Alzheimer’s disease are estimated to be $236 billion a year – that number is projected to grow to $1 trillion by 2050.

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