Alzheimer’s awareness and 2022 ride pictures

“Ride 2 End Alzheimer’s 2022”

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. The number of those with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is expected to triple in the next 40 years. It is estimated that over 5.7 million Americans aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease with that number to triple to over 14 million by 2050. Currently 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. The greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older.  Alzheimer’s worsens over time. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early stages, memory loss is mild, but with late-stage Alzheimer’s, individuals lose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. On average, a person with Alzheimer’s lives 4 to 8 years after diagnosis but can live as long as 20 years, depending on other factors.