Living Better in San Diego - Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2023 finds high prevalence rate in Imperial County

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Currently, more than 6.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 11 million are serving as their caregivers. In California, there are nearly 700,000 people living with Alzheimer’s, 60,000 of them in the San Diego region, with 160,000 family and friends providing care in the San Diego region.

Data recently shared at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2023 showed that Imperial County actually has one of the highest prevalence rates in the United States – 15% of people over the age of 65, while California had the highest number of people with Alzheimer’s dementia.

Ron Lewis, a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego and board member for the Imperial Chapter, discusses the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's, the latest in scientific breakthroughs, and the services and support offered by the Alzheimer's Association.

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