Category: Dementia in the News


 

Watch this video to learn more about what researchers are doing on a global level to help win the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Check out the full 2013-2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report here.

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association is moving our awareness month from September to June. This new month will be called Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM).— a time to shine a purple light for the millions of individuals world-wide and all the family members and caregivers locally affected by Alzheimer’s disease. We need your help to honor those struggling with this disease every day by mobilizing friends, families, neighbors, co-workers and customers to help bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease. The time is now to commit to going purple during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM). The end of Alzheimer’s starts now. The End of Alzheimer’s Starts with YOU.

Promote

  • Turn Facebook purple by changing your profile picture to our END ALZicon.
  • Turn your office, school or place of worship purple for the month of June. 
  • Show the power of purple by introducing and/or utilizing a purple product. 

 

  *Here’s how to change your profile picture in three easy steps.1. Right click on the END ALZicon and save to your computer.

2. Log into your Facebook account. Move your cursor over your current profile picture and select “Change Picture.” 

3. Use the browse function to locate and upload the END ALZgraphic.

Declare

  • Announce your commitment to ending Alzheimer’s through social media and internal communications. 

Educate

As the Alzheimer’s Association, we advocate and give voice for those who can no longer speak for themselves. Your voice is the most powerful tool to fight this disease on Capital Hill.

In 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will spend about $5.4 billion on cancer research, nearly $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research; about $2 billion on cardiovascular disease research; and about $1 billion on diabetes research. Meanwhile, the NIH will spend just $566 million on Alzheimer’s research. We have made great strides in developing effective treatments for other chronic illnesses. Experts say Alzheimer’s disease will require a similar level of investment in order to help us find compelling interventions, and ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease.

 

 

NIH Research Funding 2014

What can you do?

  • Educate yourself about the issues at http://www.alz.org.
  • Find and contact your local chapter at http://www.alz.org. The Greater Michigan Chapter’s website is http://www.alz.org/gmc. The Greater Michigan Chapter serves more than 60 counties in Michigan, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Sanilac, and Huron.
  • Meet with your members of Congress locally to discuss legislative issues.

 

 

Be the catalyst that helps to propel us into a future without Alzheimer’s disease! Sign-up to become an advocate today!!

 

 

 

The Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveals that there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 170,000 here in Michigan.

 

Additionally, there are 15.5 million Americans caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. 505,000 of them are Michigan residents.

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures reveals that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man.

In addition to the human toll, Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures confirms that Alzheimer’s is the most expensive condition in the nation. Nearly one in every five dollars spent by Medicare is on people with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

 

We have seen diseases like breast cancer, heart disease and HIV/AIDS make tremendous progress in prevention, early detection and treatment after the federal government made a significant investment. Comparable investments in Alzheimer’s are now needed to realize the same successes and save millions of lives.

 

If we could eliminate Alzheimer’s tomorrow, we could save half a million lives every year.

 

 

 

Want to learn more about this report? Check out the links below.

2014 Facts and Figures Full Report

2014 Facts and Figures Fact Sheet

2014 Facts and Figures Michigan Fact Sheet

2014 Facts and Figures Infographic

2014 Facts and Figures Chalk Infographic

http://www.alz.org

Want to become an advocate for Alzheimer’s public policy? Click here.