Alzheimer’s disease has no boundaries. It crosses gender, race and age.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, African-Americans are about two times more likely and Hispanics are about one and one-half times more likely than their white counterparts to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In addition, in spite of their heightened prevalence, Hispanics and African-Americans are less likely than whites to have a diagnosis of the condition.
Also in the newly-released report, in 2009, nearly 11 million Alzheimer and dementia caregivers provided more than 12 billion hours of unpaid care totaling $144 billion.
Facts and Figures is filled with up-to-date statistics that expose Alzheimer’s as the public health threat it is today, addressing the growing impact of the disease on the American people – both those living with Alzheimer’s and those providing care to a loved one.
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