FACTS ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S
- Nearly half of adults aged 85 and over have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Out of approximately 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, more than half may not know they have it.
- More women than men have Alzheimer’s disease.
- Early-onset Alzheimer’s can develop in people as young as age 30.
- In America, a new case of Alzheimer’s develops every 68 seconds; by 2050, the incidence will increase to every 33 seconds.
- Alzheimer’s is the 6th-leading cause of death in the U.S., and the 5th-leading cause of death in adults aged 65 and over.
- Over 15 million Americans are unpaid caregivers for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
- Alzheimer’s caregivers have an increased likelihood of physical strain, mental and emotional stress, depression, financial problems, and familial/interpersonal issues.
- In 2012, the average annual cost of health care and LTC services for someone with Alzheimer’s was $43,847.
- An estimated 800,000 Americans with Alzheimer’s are living alone.
The Oaks planning committee is excited about announcing the plans to open a new “Secure” Assisted Living in the future. The facility will be for those who are suffering from memory loss, confusion, problems with speech and understanding, the inability to perform simple daily tasks, and/or wandering during day, or night. Dementia describes different types of brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. While Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed, we recognize that there are others causes and we seek to serve all affected.