Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York

June Is Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Jun 2, 2017

WAMC's David Guistina talks with the Executive Director and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association of Northeastern New York Beth Smith Boivin about Alzheimer's Awareness month.

In early March, Alzheimer’s Association released its new facts and figures on the extent of the disease and its toll. They report that, in the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including at least 800,000 who live alone. 

According the report, unless something is done to change the trajectory of the disease, as many as 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s by 2050.