Jun 122008
 

CONTACT: Toni Williams, 202-638-8666, toni.williams@alz.org ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SUPERSEDES DIABETES AS SIXTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES CHICAGO, June 12, 2008 — Alzheimer’s disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics. The CDC estimates that 72,914 Americans died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. With an unprecedented historic population shift of 78 million aging […]

Jun 122008
 

I can’t really talk about Jenny without including Don. Don is Jenny’s husband. And more than anyone else I’ve met with Alzheimer’s, they are in this experience together. I meet up with Jenny and Don at a café. Around lunchtime, it’s crowded and noisy with customers. We decide we need to find a quieter and less distracting place to sit and talk. Jenny is thirsty, so Don leaves us to buy a bottled water for […]

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