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VNA Partners with Alzheimer's Association in the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer's on Septem

VNA is excited to partner with the Alzheimer's Association, St. Louis Chapter as a

Bronze Level Sponsor for the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 10th!

Why we partner with the St. Louis Alzheimer's Association:

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease in 2016.

  • Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65 and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer's).

  • One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer's disease.

  • By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

These numbers will escalate rapidly in coming years, as the baby boom generation has begun to reach age 65 and beyond, the age range of greatest risk of Alzheimer's. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease may nearly triple, from 5.2 million to a projected 13.8 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent or cure the disease. Previous estimates based on high range projections of population growth provided by the U.S. Census suggest that this number may be as high as 16 million. (These statistics are from the Alzheimer's website.)

VNA will have a team participating in the walk that day along with an information booth. Come see us and support Alzheimer's to find a cure for this disease!

Interested in joining or donating to our walking team? Contact Sue at or 314-918-7171, x 1254. You can also visit the Alzheimer's event page using the link below to learn more!


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