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Washington, D.C. Forum 2010


The 2010 Washington D.C. Policy Summit was a great success. New attendance records were set, and over 800 advocates stormed Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress. California chapters sent more than 60 advocates to the Summit, who visited every California Congressional office. 

The national office also released the 2010 Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures report. California-specific data included:

  • A projected 50 percent increase in the number of Californians aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s by 2025
  • An estimated 1.4 billion hours of unpaid care for Californians living with Alzheimer’s and dementia in 2009, totaling approximately $16.1 billion in unpaid care
  • Of the over 258,000 Californians living with a cognitive impairment in nursing homes, 39 percent had moderate or severe levels of cognitive impairments

The report also included a special report entitled “Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer’s Disease”, which outlined data on the disease amongst African-American and Hispanic communities.

You can download and view the 2010 report for yourself.



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