World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, is a day when the Alzheimer’s Association and other organizations around the globe unite our efforts to raise awareness about the disease and its impact on our families, communities and nations.
Recent research indicates 33 million people worldwide are dealing with dementia, incluing 4.4 million Americans. Alzheimer’s continues to be a disease without a cure.
With 77 million American baby boomers reaching the age of greatest risk, the crisis of dementia and Alzheimer’s cannot be ignored. The disease imposes enormous burden on individuals, families, health care infrastructure and the worldwide economy.
It makes planning for incapacity as important as planning for death.