According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report released earlier this month, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise, increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010.
“Oregon is home to more than 76,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease. With deaths from this disease continuing to rise, it is clear that urgent, meaningful action is necessary,” said Kathleen Cody, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter. “Our community needs to come together to fight against this disease, particularly as more and more people age into greater risk for developing a disease that today has no cure.”
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