About Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Those with late-stage Alzheimer's lose the ability to carry on conversation and respond to their environment.
- Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause in people over the age of 65.
- Alzheimer's Disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.
- 1 in 8 older Americans have Alzheimer's Disease.
- Every 69 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's Disease.
- Almost 2/3 of Alzheimer's patients in America are women.
- Deaths from Alzheimer's Disease increased 66% between 2000 and 2008.
- In 2011, 183 billion dollars was spent for people with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia's healthcare payments, long term care and hospice.
- Nearly 15 million Americans provide unpaid healthcare for a person with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia.
Miller's Place has two programs that help caregivers provide quality care for Alzheimer's patients. The Adult Day Health Care allows patients to remain in home and provides them with therapy, nursing and social services. The Alzheimer's Day Care and Resource Center is a social day care to individuals with dementia in a safe and secure environment.