Caregivers and Alzheimer’s Disease

Nearly six million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. This number is projected to rise to 14 million by the year 2050. The challenges of living with Alzheimer’s disease are difficult for patients, families, and caregivers—all having to navigate life as best they can to provide the best possible life for those affected by this horrific disease.

Recent controversies over caregiving reinforce how our nation must increase research funding to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and help those affected. The American Brain Foundation remains committed to doing everything in its power to raise support for research grants to help reach our vision of a world without brain disease.

We encourage caregivers to use these resources and find support:

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving

https://www.caregiving.org/resources

https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/local/info-2017/important-resources-for-caregivers.html

Susan Schneider Williams speaking at a conference

 

“I hold on to the vision that someday Lewy Body disease will be cured and ultimately prevented.”

– Susan Schneider Williams

One in six people are affected by brain and nervous system diseases. Formerly known as the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, the

American Brain Foundation has invested millions of dollars in clinical research to find cures for the nearly 50 million Americans affected.