Teaching children about Alzheimer’s disease

Teaching children about Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is getting a lot of attention: Between the media, the work being done by the Alzheimer’s Association, and new Hollywood movies like “St. Vincent” and “Still Alice,” awareness of the disease is increasing. More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s, and it’s the sixth leading cause of death in our country.

Alzheimer’s disease affects the whole family. Today, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s disease caregivers in the U.S., and some of them are children.

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