The total number of deaths attributed to breast cancer, prostate cancer, stroke, and HIV has dropped significantly over the past several years, as the researchers focused on these diseases have refined their knowledge and developed new treatments. In the same time period, the number of deaths caused by Alzheimer’s disease has more than doubled—increasing by a full 123% between 2000 and 2015. The disease is now the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
The aging of the Baby Boomer population has brought an unprecedented swell of Americans into the upper age brackets most at risk for Alzheimer’s. This means that more people than ever before are now at risk for the memory loss, confusion, and mood swings most associated with the disease. Those who endure the later stages of the disease will also be at risk for systematic shutdown of their vital organs, resulting in heart failure and strokes.
As of today, Alzheimer’s disease remains fatal in 100% of cases.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund plans to change that. We believe that a cure is out there, and that the way to find it is to bravely and aggressively fund new research into the origins and function of Alzheimer’s, in the hope that the knowledge we gain will help create the treatments we need to stop the disease.
You can help us fund that research. Please click here to donate today and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s—100% of your donation will go directly to research.