Lee Ferrero and Nancy Sutton talk about Brain Mapping Initiative

Lee Ferrero, a member of our board of directors who was diagnosed more than six years ago with early onset Alzheimer’s, was interviewed on television in response to President Obama’s call to designate $100 million to map the brain. KSBY: Local responds to President’s call to map the brain Check it out!

Who are you?

“There are only four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”

— Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter

Facts & Figures 2013

More than 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease in 2013. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Deaths from other major diseases such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke continue to experience significant declines, while Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise — increasing 68 percent from 2000 to 2010.