The news is not good in a new report released on Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association:
The number of Americans with the disease has grown to 5.3 million. Their care continues to be a huge financial drain on our already fragile healthcare system and on the families who care for loved ones with this disease. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death across all age groups in the United States. As yet there is not a single Alzheimer’s survivor.
In the next two years, the first baby boomers will reach their 65th birthday. One in 8 persons 65 and older have Alzheimer’s.
Don’t sit on your hands. Use them to fund Alzheimer’s research by purchasing a quilt from, or donating a quilt to, the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.
Use them to write a check to support Alzheimer’s research.
Use them to email, fax, or call your congressperson to urge more funding for Alzheimer’s research.
We need YOU. Now. Pass it on…