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BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION
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DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
FOR LOVE AND ART
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES
PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
THE SENIOR SOURCE
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
AWARE General Meeting:Speaker, Carolyn A. Dobson, AAP-BC, MT-BC Neurologic Music Therapist
November 10 2021 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
The Preston of The Park Cities
Topic: Medicinal Melodies: Healing or Harm Sponsor: The Preston of the Park Cities Carolyn has spent 20 years working with older adults with neurodegenerative diseases as a Neurologic Music Therapist. She has a passion to keep everyone physically active and cognitively stimulated. A tireless advocate for the elderly population, she actively engages with legislators in Austin […]
December 07 2021 08:00 AM - 15:00 PM
Teepa Snow, a leading educator on dementia, the “Positive Approach to Dementia Care” All Proceeds Benefit AWARE. Online registration. Details TBA.
AWARE Poinsettia Drive-By Fundraiser!
December 09 2021 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Belmont Village Senior Living
Location: Belmont Village Senior Living | 3535 N. Hall Street, Dallas TX 75219 Or an AWARE member will deliver to you at your home! Proceeds benefit AWARE!
AWARE General Meeting: Guest Speaker, Annie Fenn MD, Physician, Chef, Founder Brain Health Kitchen
February 23 2022 12:00 PM - 14:00 PM
Topic: What to Eat to Fend Off Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias
AWARE General Meeting: Guest Speaker, Dr. Christian LoBue
May 04 2022 11:00 AM - 13:30 PM
T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building
Topic: New advancements in planning care with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease Sponsor: UTSW