The Alzheimer’s Association has just released it 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and figures.  The report includes the following information:

  • In 2017, Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia cost the U.S. 259 billion;
  • Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.;
  • Alzheimer’s Disease kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined;
  • Since 2000, deaths from heart disease declined 14%, while deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease have increased by 89%.

You can read more about the 2017 report at the below link.

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and figures

About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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