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Facts and figures to help raise funds and awareness
Here are some important facts to know and share as you participate in The Longest Day:
• Worldwide, an estimated 47 million people are living with dementia.
• The annual global cost of dementia is an estimated $818 billion in U.S. dollars.
• The number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to skyrocket to 75 million
• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
• More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
• More than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States.
• Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
• In 2015, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $221.3 billion.
• In 2016, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the United States an estimated $236 billion. This number is expected to rise to $1.1 trillion by 2050.