World Alzheimer's Day

alzheimer's diseaseAlzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, affects over 5 million people in the United States alone. 35 million people are affected worldwide. This number is expected to double by 2030. The cost for treating this disease costs over $600 billion globally and there is still no known cure for this disease. Therefore, in order to raise awareness of the monetary and emotional cost of this disease, Alzheimer’s associations across the globe unite on this day, September 21, to recognize this form of dementia as a health priority. For more information please visit your Jacinto City Library for books on the subject.