Signs and symptoms

According to the National Institute on Aging, memory problems aren’t the only signs that someone may be experiencing the early stages of the disease. These can include:

  1. Getting lost.

  2. Having trouble handling money and paying bills.

  3. Repeating questions.

  4. Taking longer to complete normal daily tasks.

  5. Displaying poor judgment.

  6. Losing things or misplacing them in odd places.


By the numbers

  • 0: Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top five killers in the U.S. for which there is no prevention, cure or treatment.

  • 5 million: More than five million Americans now have Alzheimer’s disease, a number that could triple by 2050.

  • 400: More than 400 clinical trials in the U.S. are currently looking at new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and many of them are actively recruiting.

  • 7 out of 10: Seven out of ten people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias are cared for at home.

  • 6: Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.


Get involved

If you’re a family member, friend, support group leader or professional who works with Alzheimer’s, visit the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference to meet new friends, learn about the latest study results, theories and discoveries that will help bring the world closer to finding answers in the dementia and Alzheimer’s community.

  • When July 24-28
  • Where Toronto, Canada
  • Tickets alz.org
  • Can’t go? Tweet your support using #ENDALZ


TAKING ACTION: Brennan and Lucien Richardson at the U.S Capitol during the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum.

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