Our company has been working with the Alzheimer’s Association and other educational programs for the past 15 years to help patients and their families cope with the disease. Our strong reputation reflects the high standard of care that we give to our Alzheimer’s patients.
Today, every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with it. The older you get the more likely you are to develop either Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia. With advances in medicine and medical technology more people are living into their 80’s and 90’s and as a result the number of people living with this condition is vastly increasing.
Below are a few facts provided by the Alzheimer’s Association:
- In 2000, there were an estimated 411,000 new (incident) cases of Alzheimer’s disease. By 2010, that number is expected to increase to 454,000 new cases per year; by 2029, to 615,000; and by 2050, to 959,000.21
- In 2011, the first baby boomers will turn 65. By 2029, all baby boomers will be at least 65 years old.
- The 85 years and older population currently comprises nearly 50 percent of the individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, or about 2.7 million people. By the time the first wave of baby boomers reaches age 85 years (2031), there will be an estimated 3.5 million people aged 85 and older with Alzheimer’s.
- The number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s Disease is estimated to reach 7.7 million in 2030, more than a 50 percent increase from the 5.1 million aged 65 and older who are currently affected.
- By 2050, the number of individuals aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is projected to number between 11 million and 16 million—unless medical breakthroughs identify ways to prevent or more effectively treat the disease. Barring such developments, by that date, more than 60 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease will be aged 85 or older.