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Alzheimer's facts and figures

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• 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

• One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease.

• Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

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• More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care valued at $210 billion for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

• Payments for care are estimated to be $200 billion in the United States in 2012.

• Alzheimer’s and other dementias will soar from $200 billion this year to a projected $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by 2050. This dramatic rise includes a 500 percent increase in combined Medicare and Medicaid spending.

• There are more than 15 support groups throughout the northern Minnesota region, offer a safe and confidential place in which support, ideas and education are shared.

• A 24-hour Information Helpline, provides referrals and information to more than 400 callers monthly at 800-272-3900.

(Source: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. It’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.)

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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