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Today, more than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Because there are currently no treatments that change the course of this progressive brain disorder, they will gradually lose their ability to remember, think, learn, and live independently. And because we do not yet know how to prevent Alzheimer’s, as the U.S. population grows older, the future impact of this age-related disorder looms large for our Nation (NIH).
Did you know that statistics are showing…?
- The Florida Department of Elder Affairs reports that it is estimated that more than 510,000 individuals in Florida live with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
- This disease will affect most families living in Florida in one way or another.
- This number will continue to grow as the Baby Boomer generation ages.
- Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
- One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.
- Alzheimer’s kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined.
- Caregivers provide a projected 18.1 billion hours of care on their own.
- In the last 5 years of life, total health care spending for people with dementia was more than a quarter-million dollars per person.
Please support us as we enter into our Annual Appeal to raise a goal of $100,000 to provide quality services to the Caregivers and their loved ones that suffer from Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Without your support, the need for services will go unmet for so many of your family, friends and neighbors. The Annual Appeal kicks off on April 15, 2016 and will end on November 30, 2016 at the close of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Please give what you can so we can continue to provide supportive and educational services for those caregivers affected, and loved ones afflicted by this debilitating disease.
- Retrieved from www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/publication/2014-2015-alzheimers-disease-progress-report
- Center for Disease Control
- Alzheimer’s Association
Thank you for your generosity and support!
The Board of Directors and Staff of AFO
April 21 - South Lake Caregiver Day
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: First United Methodist Church
950 7th Street, Clermont, FL 34711
Cost: Members $10, Non-Members $15
or call 352-616-0170