Alzheimer's Family Services

National Alzheimers Research Month
5:07 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

UWF Research Focuses on Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Age is the highest risk factor for Alzheimer's.
Credit United Nations Photo

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  Based on the latest statistics for 2013, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and someone develops the disease every 68 seconds.  Additionally, in 2012 there were 15 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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