Facts and Figure

Videos from the desk of Task Force Chair Maria Shriver

An estimated 5.8 million Americans today live with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s begins to develop in the brain 20-30 years before diagnosis

2/3 of those diagnosed are women

2/3 of Alzheimer’s caregivers are also women, many of who will have to take time off or resign from their jobs

A woman in her 60s is twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s over the course of her lifetime than breast cancer

By 2050, 14 million brains in the U.S. will be living with Alzheimer’s, and millions more family members and friends will suffer alongside those diagnosed