Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias
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Americans living with Alzheimer's and related dementias
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11 million caregivers

Of which 75% are women, 80% are family
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16 billion hours of unpaid caregiving

Valued at $272B per year
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5-year out-of-pocket cost to the family
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No Insurance or Medicare

Insurance and Medicare do not cover Alzheimer’s or related dementias caregiving
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Genetic AD Risk: 20%

20% of Americans have at least one copy of the APOe4 gene that can triple the chances of AD
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5 million – 8 million

Americans who have two copies of the gene, increasing their chances ten-fold
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50% of 85+ at risk

Half of those over 85 will get AD or related dementias
Resources for Concerned Loved Ones
If you have concerns about a loved one's cognitive health, please join the community and receive a free 10-point checklist. If any of the signs are noticed in yourself or a loved one, it is critical to promptly seek professional medical consultation. Early detection can significantly help in slowing down, or even halting, the progression of the disease.

Alzheimer's Association

This organization provides comprehensive resources on Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. The Alzheimer's Association website includes information about symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, and care strategies.


UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is engaged in a relentless pursuit to end Alzheimer’s, the sixth leading killer in America. Their work centers on prevention, early detection and diagnosis, and access to treatments – all regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The NIA is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and their website has a wealth of information on dementia, including research news, tips for caregivers, and links to other resources.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA)

The FCA provides online resources for caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, including dementia. This includes articles, webinars, and caregiver advice.

Mayo Clinic

This renowned medical institution offers comprehensive medical information on dementia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and coping strategies.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

AARP's Caregiving Resource Center provides tips and advice for those caring for loved ones with dementia, as well as other health conditions.

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA)

If your loved one has been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, the LBDA offers resources such as webinars, a caregiver forum, and a comprehensive guide to understanding and managing this type of dementia.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)

This organization offers a national toll-free helpline, educational webinars, virtual memory screenings, and other resources for caregivers.