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The Latest News on Alzheimer’s

Posted on 10/21/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthHere is a noteworthy post from TIME.com’s “Healthland” section: this one on Alzheimer’s Disease and California First Lady Maria Shriver’s report (The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s), which shows that Alzheimer’s is largely a woman’s problem. According to the TIME piece, two-thirds of those suffering from Alzheimer’s are women. Add to that the immense number of women who are caretakers of Alzheimer’s patients, and your grand total of American women affected by the disease: 10 million. This …

The Latest News on Alzheimer's

Posted on 10/21/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthHere is a noteworthy post from TIME.com’s “Healthland” section: this one on Alzheimer’s Disease and California First Lady Maria Shriver’s report (The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s), which shows that Alzheimer’s is largely a woman’s problem. According to the TIME piece, two-thirds of those suffering from Alzheimer’s are women. Add to that the immense number of women who are caretakers of Alzheimer’s patients, and your grand total of American women affected by the disease: 10 million. This …

The Cost of Alzheimer’s

Posted on 05/20/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthIf we needed another reason to work to improve treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, check out these alarming statistics. The Alzheimer’s Association released a report yesterday – Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: A National Imperative – that that shows that “in absence of disease-modifying treatments the cumulative costs of care for people with Alzheimer’s from 2010 to 2050 will exceed $20 trillion.” Possibly even more alarming, the study found that the number of Americans aged 65 and older suffering from …

Race is A Factor When Talking About Alzheimer’s

Posted on 03/11/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthDid you know that African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than white people? Hispanics are one and half more times as likely to develop the disease as white folks too. The Alzheimer’s Association discovered this reality in a new report on these pretty significant numbers. AARP Bulletin reports: An estimated 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, a number that is expected to grow as boomers age. For the special report on race, ethnicity and Alzheimer’s disease, the association …