It’s been called “the long goodbye.”
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most unsettling situations a family can encounter.
An estimated 5.4 million people in this country have Alzheimer’s.
One in three over 85 are diagnosed with dementia of some sort.
For adults over 65, the number is one out of nine.
Every 66 seconds, another person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is an umbrella term that encompasses many different diseases, of which Alzheimer’s is the largest group.