To my readers. 5.4 million people are currently living with Alzheimer's in the US.
It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US 1. Heart Disease 2. Cancer 3. Stroke 4. CLRD 5. Accidents 6. Alzheimer's Disease 7. Diabetes 8. Flu and Pneumonia 9. Nephritis 10. Septicemia It is the only one of these that cant be prevented, cured, or slowed.....yet.
There are 15 million caregivers taking care of people with Alzheimer's or Dementia.
$183 billion dollars are spent annually on the disease.
Deaths from Alzheimer's have increased since 2000 by 66% (all other major diseases have decreased).
Every 69 seconds a person develops Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's is an epidemic.
Please consider signing this Alzheimer's petition to urge the President to make Alzheimer's Disease one of our nation's priority.
If Alzheimer's has affected you or a loved one in any way, please consider signing the petition above. Even if Alzheimer's hasn't affected you in any way, it could potentially. Please help.