• 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and as many as 16 million will have the disease in 2050
  • The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $236 billion in 2016
  • Increasing to $1.1 trillion by 2050
  • Nearly 1/3 of seniors who die each year have Alzheimer's or another dementia
  • There are 390,000 New Yorkers with Alzheimer's
  • Over 460,000 are expected to have Alzheimer's in 2025 an 18% increase
  • There are 1.1 million Alzheimer's caregivers throughout New York State

Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in America at a cost of $18.3 million an hour -- which totals $236 billion annually.

THE COALITION

The Coalition of New York State Alzheimer's Association Chapters advocates on behalf of the 390,000 Empire State residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and the 1.1 million caregivers who support them. For more than 30 years, the Coalition’s seven statewide chapters have provided care consultations, consumer and professional education programs, a 24-hour Helpline, safety services and support groups.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the recognized leader in Alzheimer's disease support and education, and the Coalition is committed to creating a dementia-capable and dementia-friendly New York State through robust advocacy, partnership and programmatic initiatives – ensuring that all relevant public policy contains the Association's voice to benefit people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and their caregivers and families.

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