My Brain Matters – Helping to Wipe Out Alzheimer’s

Quick Facts:

• More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
• By 2050, this number could be as high as 16 million.
• Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.
• Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
• In her 60s, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk for developing Alzheimer’s is 1 in 6. For breast cancer it is 1 in 11.
• More than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are women.


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