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.

2 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you for everything you do Jen..you 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!

jenclair said...

:) 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.