The pervasiveness of Alzheimer’s disease in America

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is considered the 6th leading cause of death in the country. In fact, the agency said the disease kills more people than prostate and breast cancer combined. 5 million Americans are estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease, which means an individual develops the disease every 67 seconds.

Women over 60 years of age are considered at highest risk of this disease. In fact, two-thirds of Alzheimer’s disease patients are women, and the likelihood of getting Alzheimer’s among women is twice as high as breast cancer.

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s in the country necessitates that everyone is prepared for this disease. If your loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, our elder law attorneys at Peck Ritchey, LLC, know how important it is to secure the financial welfare of your loved ones and can discuss any legal issues surrounding the creation of a will, administration of an estate, and other subjects. Call us at (855) 328-5787 to get legal help today.

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