Alzheimer's Disease is the 6th leading cause of death for all age groups in America. A 40 percent increase in cases is projected between now and 2030 and, without a miracle treatment, numbers could double or triple by 2050. And the issue of caregiving is a whole other crisis. We are expecting a one percent increase in the number of potential caregivers, while the volume of those needing care will go up by 79 percent in the next 14 years.
Talk to your loved ones about your own views on medical care if you are ever diagnosed with a dementia-type condition and demand that your government leaders admit that there is an 800-pound elephant in the room.