AWARE AFFAIR 2021
AWARE Affair 2021: Celebrate the Moments - Alzheimer’s Myths Unveiled will take place at the beautiful landmark, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. During the evening, guests will joyfully meander along the tree lined paths to Rosine Hall and A Tasteful Place enjoying thoughtful indoor and outdoor experiences.
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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
BISHOP ARTS THEATRE CENTER
CASA DE VIDA
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
HIGHLAND PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
THE MEADOWS MUSEUM AT SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES
STOMPING GROUND COMEDY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH
VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
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 18.6 billion hours of care valued at nearly $244 billion. Between 2000 and 2018 deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.8% while deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased 146%.
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.
Upcoming Member Events
Guest Speaker: Mary Ellen Quiceno, M.D. – The Challenges of Drug Development for Alzheimer’s Disease
February 10 2021 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM
Mary Ellen Quiceno, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Neurological Association, is a Behavioral Neurologist, Vice President of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, Vice Chair of AAN’s Behavioral Neurology Section, Medical Director at Parexel International, and Adjunct Associate Professor at University of North Texas Health Science Center in […]
You’ve Got This!
March 04 2021 12:00 PM - 13:00 PM
Speaker: AWARE member Veronica Shanklin, CDP, founder of Dementia Care Warriors. Caregiving is an emotional roller coaster. Veronica has cared for her grandmother and mother, both of whom have Alzheimer’s disease, while managing a career and becoming a passionate advocate for Alzheimer’s caregivers. She will share tools and tips she has learned on her journey […]