The Alzheimer’s Association has reported that 5.8 million Americans of all ages and demographics are living with this disease. Approximately 10 % of people who are over the age of 65 have been diagnosed with dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease and over half of those with the disease are women.
African-American and Hispanic people also are over one and a half times as likely to get Alzheimer’s disease than the Caucasian population.
In the past 20 years, the number of deaths related to Alzheimer’s disease has doubled, but it is important to note that the population of people who are over the age of 65 is also increasing.
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