Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Today Is World Alzheimer's Day

Yesterday, I posted about this with links to AAQI and The Wall of Remembrance.

Here are some facts about Alzheimer's in Louisiana:

     Estimated number of people age 65 or older with the disease.
           2000:  73,000
           2010:  83,000
           2020:  92,000
           2025:  100,00

Think of the number of caregivers and family members these numbers indicate, just in Louisiana.

Here is a link to the Alzheimer's Association 2011 Facts and Figures.  There is a list of statistics and predictions for each state included in this report, although you have to scroll down to find it.


  1. Thank you for everything you do know, as I do what this is like. And my little 86 year old mama might live in Alaska now...but she was born and raised in your beautiful state of Louisiana and I share those roots!

  2. :) Yes, she moved a long way, didn't she? It must have been interesting when she confronted the difference in the weather! Prayers for your mother, Michele.


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