In Recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month – November
Today, more than 5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, with almost two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients being women. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths annually. This number is expected to increase dramatically as the baby boom generation ages. It is estimated that the cost to Medicare and Medicaid associated with Alzheimer’s care and other forms of dementia is 150 billion.