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Transcript of Alzheimer's Presentation
UNPAID caregivers: over 15 MILLION AMERICANS WHY?! there is no cure! the DISEASE Alzheimer's disease is the MOST COMMON form of dementia WHAT'S DEMENTIA? a condition that develops when nerve cells in the brain die or no longer function normally in our nation value: over $8 BILLION in 2011 Alzheimer’s disease is an IRREVERSIBLE progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. in Utah unpaid CAREGIVERS: 134,461 AMERICANS
HOURS unpaid: 153,123,618 hours
VALUE: $1,855,858,249 in the year 2011 2000 2010 2025 22,000 32,000 50,000 projected Alzheimer's prevalence in UTAH SERVICES Families provide almost 80% of care for Utahns living with the disease life expectancy AFTER diagnosis: 8 to 10 years PROGRAMS PROGRAMS in our country RISK FACTORS “Every time I read to her, it was like I was courting her, because sometimes, just sometimes, she would fall in love with me again, just like she had a long time ago. And that's the most wonderful feeling in the world. How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?”
Nicolas Sparks "The Wedding" A disease that everyone fears. Trem2 a fundamental discovery how bad will Alzheimer's be in Utah by 2025? Family History Apoliporprotien E-e4 Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Social Engagement
& Diet Head Trauma
& Traumatic Brain Injury Cardiovascular Disease how many does it affect?
Trem2 is only in 0.03%
of the population FACT: For every $2 spent on Medicare & Medicaid for Alzheimer's patients the federal government spends 1 cent on research If Trem2 gene is present, risk for Alzheimer's increases by 300% in our area Salt Lake City
855 East 4800 South, Suite 100
SLC, UT 84107
Davis & Weber Counties
North Davis Senior Activity Center
42 South State Street
Clearfield, UT 84015
595 S. Bluff Street, Suite 4
St. George, UT 84770
Bear River Aging Services
170 North Main Street
Logan, UT 84321 Utah, Summit, & Wasatch Counties
Mountainland Aging & Family Services
586 East 800 North
Orem, UT 84097 in Utah County Assistance at Home Caregiving Grandparents Raising Grandkids Health Insurance Legal Services Meals on Wheels Nursing Homes Senior Centers Transportation ASSISTANCE AT HOME a Service in Utah County Staying Safe Program Documents to Keep on Hand Wandering & Getting Lost Driving Safety at Home FUNDING Adequate Healthcare Systems RESEARCH Awareness Insurance Coverage FACT: Long term care insurance
paid only 9% of total spending,
meaning it spent $19 billion of
$210.5 BILLION on Alzheimer's
in 2006 FACT: Medicaid only makes up the difference AFTER you spend ALL social security income & other income, allowing only a VERY small personal needs budget. what is Trem2?
A gene associated with the immune system, is linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s. how does this help the cause?
hopefully predict Alzheimer’s five, 10 or
15 years before onset. Alzheimer's Association National Alzheimer's Project Act National Institute of Aging NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2012 as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and to offer their support to the individuals living with this disease and to their caregivers.
November 1, 2012 Presidential Proclamation FACT: President Ronald Reagan dies after
June 5, 2004 Alzheimer's Helpline alz.org 1-800-272-3900