A roadmap for meaningful change in the next decade
Six million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, and the numbers are soaring around the world – forever changing the lives of individuals and their caregivers. Yet this challenge does not fall evenly across the population. Far more women become cognitively impaired than men, and far more women provide care to those who do, at great personal cost. Low-income, underserved communities, often of color, are hit hardest of all.
These disparities have been known for years, yet society has failed to address them. It’s time for that to change, and AARP is working to make that happen in collaboration with leading brain health researchers and women policy advocates from around the world.