(Entrepreneur) – Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease today. By 2050, that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or dementia — it kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Scary numbers. Statistically speaking, someone you know or love has been affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia.
It’s directly affected my family (and many of my mentors). My dad has late-stage 5 dementia. I’ve watched him go from a strong, smart, capable guy to a shell in two years. He can’t talk, walk or recognize any of us. My mom has mid-stage Alzheimer’s. CONTINUE