November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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Quick Stats:

  • There are over 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease with 3 million new cases diagnosed each year.
  • Alzheimer’s is deadlier than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • The disease is most prevalent in women and Black Americans.
  • 11 million Americans act as unpaid caregivers for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • Fewer than 1 in 5 Americans are familiar with mild cognitive impairment, which can be an early stage of Alzheimer’s.

Source: Alzheimer’s Association 

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