Happy Friday Friends!
As many of you that visit here often know, I'm a caregiver for my Mother-in-law with Alzheimer's disease. My family and friends mean everything to me, and my in-law's are no exception. My MIL has been one of my best friends for many years and was there for me many times throughout my life (I've known here since I was a teenager). She is not herself anymore, but I feel blessed that I'm now able to be there for her at this time of her life. I pray that medical folks are truly on the verge of finding a cure for this awful disease! I thought I would share some facts about it with you today.
*Almost 2/3 of those with the disease are women.
*It's the only cause of death, out of the top 10 in the U.S., that can not be prevented or cured.
*Every 67 seconds in the U.S. someone develops the disease.
*It's the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S., and 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or dementia.
*More than 60% of caregivers rate the emotional stress of caring for their loved one as high or very high.