June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM). A time to shine a purple light for the millions of individuals world-wide and all the family members and caregivers locally affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease in 2015, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
Of the 5 million people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 3.2 million are women and 1.8 million are men.
The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease.
We need your help to honor those struggling with this disease every day by mobilizing friends, families, neighbors, co-workers and customers to help bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease.
The time is now to commit to going purple during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM). The end of Alzheimer’s starts now.
The End of Alzheimer’s Starts with YOU.
- Share these numbers with someone who needs to know about the Alzheimer’s epidemic.
- Join the Alzheimer’s Association Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) to educate your employees about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection and resources available to help them.