Ms Monteith was the guest speaker for the February 2nd meeting of the Williamsburg Host Lions Club. Alzheimer's is a complex and frustrating disease that robs people of their memories and families of their loved ones. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects nearly five million Americans over 65. Currently, the annual cost of Alzheimer's is $225 billion. Almost two thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women. It's the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. Due to the rising population rate of older adults over 65, the number of individuals with the disease may triple by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The costs, both fiscally and emotionally, will be staggering.
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