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The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
Leading a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life
Alzheimer’s Affects Many Over 65
One out of every 10 people over the age of 65 and nearly half of those over 85 are thought to have Alzheimer’s disease.
360,000 New Cases Each Year
Nationally, nearly 360,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s are diagnosed each year. Without a prevention or cure, 14 million adults are expected to develop Alzheimer’s by the year 2050 as the baby boomer generation ages.
Number Expected to Triple
In South Carolina alone, there are currently over 60,000 individuals diagnosed with the Alzheimer’s disease, a number expected to triple within the next fifty years.
No Cure Yet
Although there are drugs that temporarily relieve some symptoms of the disease, there is no prevention or cure.
Long-Term Care is Crucial
Superior long-term care is crucial to help Alzheimer’s residents face the challenging mental and physical aspects of this most debilitating disease.