AWARE is grateful for the many donors, patrons, and online auction participants who were generous beyond expectations. Thanks to their generosity, AWARE will be able to continue funding the many worthy organizations that are on the front lines of helping those living with Alzheimer's disease in Dallas and the greater North Texas community.
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Our Grant Recipients
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Baylor Healthcare System
Casa de Vida
Center for Brain Health Mosaic of Meaningful Moments
Center for Vital Longevity Optimizing Neuro-cognitive Functions in Healthy Living
Dallas Museum of Art Meaningful Moments Program
Jewish Family Service Older Adults Program
Juliette Fowler Communities
The Senior Source
Stomping Ground Comedy
Texas Winds Musical Outreach
University of Texas Southwestern Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Wilshire Baptist Church
Who We Support
Why We Give
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 3rd leading cause among seniors.
An estimated 5.8 million Americans has Alzheimer’s disease
More than 16 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
These caregivers provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of care valued at nearly $234 billion. Between 2000 and 2017 deaths from heart disease have decreased 9% while deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 145%.
1 in 10 people age 65 or older has Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Early-onset Alzheimer’s can strike individuals as young as age 30.
Only 16% of seniors receive regular cognitive assessments during routine health check-ups.
In 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion.
5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.
Texas ranks fourth in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and second in the number of Alzheimer’s deaths.
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