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Alzheimer’s Disease In Arizona Expected To Jump 43 Percent By 2025

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released its 2018 Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures report. This year’s edition contains the latest data for each state — and Arizona could be in the crosshairs.

The number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Arizona is expected to grow by nearly 43 percent by 2025. That translates to 60,000 […]

Handling dementia: A caregiver’s guide

Around six million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to reach 15 million by 2060. In 2017, 47 million more had preclinical AD; they suffer neurodegeneration and/or amyloidosis, the beginnings of those amyloid tangles that are thought to (sometimes) characterize AD. And around six million in the U.S. and Canada have a […]

Alzheimer’s costs continue to soar

A report recently from the Alzheimer’s Association states the cost of providing care for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease has hit $277 billion.

Currently, there are 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association reports, and by the year 2050 the cost of Alzheimer’s care is projected to surpass $1.1 trillion.

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Local experts: Overall health, dementia are linked

While supplements and brain-training exercises are often suggested to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, local doctors said Thursday that a healthy overall lifestyle is the best line of defense.

It is estimated that dementia affects one in six people over age 80. Past the age of 65, a person’s risk of developing […]

Spotting Alzheimer’s early could save $7.9 trillion, report says

Alzheimer’s disease is among the most expensive illnesses in the U.S. There’s no cure, no effective treatment and no easy fix for the skyrocketing financial cost of caring for an aging population.

Spending on care for people alive in the U.S. right now who will develop the affliction is projected to cost $47 trillion over […]

Neurology and Women’s Health, Part 3: Alzheimer’s disease

Women bear most of the burden of Alzheimer’s disease, not only making up most of the patients with the condition but also doing most of the demanding work of caring for Alzheimer’s patients.

Kim Johnson, MD, a neurologist at our Morreene Road Memory Disorders Clinic, treats these patients on a daily basis. In our third […]

As aging population grows so does number of Alzheimer’s patients

For the second consecutive year, total payments to care for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias at $277 billion, will surpass a quarter of a trillion dollars,, an increase of nearly $20 billion from last year, according to data reported in the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report released last week.


A Family Affair: Four Ways Extended Families Can Support the Care of Someone with Alzheimer’s

More than half of the 4.5 million people living with Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. identify a family member as their primary caregiver, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Typically, most or all caregiving work falls to one family member, usually someone in the immediate family, such as a sibling or child. But given the considerable […]

Letter to the Editor: Future bright for Alzheimer’s research, cure

As a volunteer advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association’s sister organization, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), I know we want assurance that the money for Alzheimer’s research is being spent wisely.

While scientific research does point to a healthy diet and daily exercise as ways to reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s, we hear and read reports […]

Alzheimer’s Q&A

The stress a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia experiences when he or she changes living environments is termed “transfer trauma.”

Changing the routine and moving into an unfamiliar setting, usually from a comfortable home, can cause a great deal of unrest and anxiety for the person with Alzheimer’s.

This nervous tension that surrounds a move […]