Today the Broncos host Alzheimer's Awareness Day at Broncos Training Camp.
- Alzheimer's is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.
- More than 6.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, with nearly 13 million expected to have the disease by 2050.
- Nearly $1 of every $5 in Medicare funds is spent on people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. By 2050, that is projected to be $1 of every $3.
Colorado Alzheimer's facts:
- 76,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer's today.
- Alzheimer's-related deaths are up 157% since 2000.
- An estimated 158,000 volunteer Colorado caregivers provided 184 million hours of unpaid care in 2020.
About Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Founded in 1980, the Association is headquartered in Chicago, has a public policy office in Washington, D.C., and a presence in all 50 states, including seven offices across Colorado. The Association provides a wide range of education information, live and online webinars, support groups, family consultations, and a 24/7 Helpline staffed by trained professionals. All of the Association's programs and services are provided at no charge to families.
The Association also is the leading non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research, behind only the governments of the United States and China. Currently the Association is funding more than 590 research projects in 31 countries at a cost of over $208 million.