About 5 million people are living with Alzheimer's, but about 1/2 have not been diagnosed. Families are not financially prepared, lose their quality of life and are unable to cherish important moments. Alzheimer's is a growing epidemic expected to affect 16 million Americans by 2050. It has a huge financial impact on families and our healthcare system. The cause is not known and there is no cure. There are early warning signs and things you can do today with an early diagnosis.
Alzheimer's has a huge financial impact on society and on businesses. Our health care system will not sustain the future costs of care for the increasing number with the disease. The impact this project will have on families is also huge. Early diagnosis gives time to plan and find treatment options. Help me motivate Americans to seek diagnosis early, giving people options for treatment and a better quality of life.
It took over two years for my wife to obtain a correct medical diagnosis. Many of the symptoms she experienced were very confusing. We have decided to do everything we can to stop the progression of Alzheimer's and help others along the way. The final stages of the disease are ravaging for the patient and caregiver. We can reduce that suffering by encouraging more knowledge about the early warning signs and importance of early diagnosis.