Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just a handful of elder patients forgetting where they put their keys. It’s the 250,000 children between the ages of 8 and 18 caring for an adult with Alzheimer’s. It’s the 18 billion unpaid caregiving hours provided to Alzheimer’s patients by family and friends each year—and the $280 billion the disease cost the US government in 2018.
It’s the fact that our brains can start to develop Alzheimer’s nearly two decades before outward symptoms appear.
Alzheimer’s disease isn’t the natural result of aging, and it isn’t some bogeyman waiting far off in the future. Alzheimer’s is a disease; and it is here; and it is now.
Here and now, you can take action to help stop it.
By submitting your selfie below, you can stand in solidarity with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund—and with those who have decided to stop ignoring the impact of Alzheimer’s and #facethedisease. We are determined. We are hopeful. And we will end this disease.