September is World Alzheimer’s Month…Every 67 Seconds Someone In The United States Develops Alzheimer’s Disease
By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on September 17th, 2015
It’s an amazing statistic and there are many more that accompany it:
- It is the 6th leading cause of death in our country
- It is the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed
- One in three Elders die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
- Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women
The World Month was established to raise awareness and to increase education about the disease. It is designed to encourage people all around the world to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away.
The 2015 report titled “The Global Impact of Dementia” was included in a recent article by Long-Term Living. It commented on five statistics that we should all know.
Dr. Al Power, who has been named to the Scientific Program Committee for Alzheimer’s Disease International 2015, has provided much insight on this topic to Green House adopters. His blogs, webinars and presentations have resulted in rich conversation about the disease. Dr. Power will be conducting an all day preconference session along with a plenary and education session at The Eighth Annual Green House Meeting & Celebration in Broomfield, CO from November 16-18th. The annual meeting is for Green House members only and this year’s theme is Better Together. The title of Dr. Power’s preconference session is “Reframing Dementia.” His plenary session is entitled “Living Better Together with Dementia: Taking it Further” and his education session is “Real Life Without Antipsychotic Drugs.”
To learn more about Alzheimer’s click here for information and research from the Alzheimer’s Association.
So, what will you do this month to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease?