Creating a Plan of Care for Someone with Memory Loss

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million American s of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, the number of pooeple age 65 an older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from 5.2 million to a projected 13.8 million. Worldwide, there are an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia. Up until recently, most people were not comfortable talking about dementia. We are now finally talking about it. Most people I know have a loved one…a Mom or Dad, cousin, friend or colleague with dementia. We need a plan BEFORE Alzheimer’s or some other

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