Friday, April 29, 2011

Generation Alzheimer's: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers

The first baby boomers are turning 65 this year. And while Alzheimer's is not normal aging, age is the greatest risk factor for the disease. This free report conveys the growing burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, families, government and the nation's healthcare system.

Where's the treatment? Where's the cure?

The National Institutes of Health spends over:
  • $6 billion a year on cancer research
  • $4 billion on heart disease research
  • $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research
But it spends only $480 million on Alzheimer's research. While death rates for these diseases decline, Alzheimer's remains the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.

Alzheimer's research offers real, tangible hope and a focused commitment from our nation's leaders could make the difference in solving the crisis. Please download the “Generation Alzheimer's” report to learn more about what can be done to conquer this devastating disease.

“Too many of America's baby boomers will spend their retirement years either with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who has it.”

Alzheimer's Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization

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