Alzheimer’s disease is a public health crisis. Did you know:
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death for those aged 65 or older.
- Today, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65.
- Deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 145% from 2000 to 2017, while deaths from other major diseases (including heart disease, stroke, breast and prostate cancer, and HIV/AIDS) all decreased.
- Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
There are 400,000 people in New York State living with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association, New York State Coalition is the only statewide organization supporting all New Yorkers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
For more than 30 years, the Coalition’s seven chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association have offered in-person support in every county of New York, including:
- Care Consultations
- Constituent and Professional Education Programs
- A 24-hour Helpline
- Safety Services
- Support Groups
The Coalition partners with healthcare professionals, long-term care providers, statewide agencies and others to ensure New Yorkers receive the vital care and support that they and their caregivers deserve.
Through statewide advocacy and education, the Coalition increases concern and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.