Springhill Care GroupAlzheimers as Most Feared Disease  by Americans According to Poll
Springhill Care GroupFree Alzheimer’s Training Available in all 50States   to   Support     Family   CaregiversAlzheimer’s...
Springhill Care GroupThese changes can affect the way a person feelsand acts. There is currently no way to stop thedisease...
Springhill Care GroupAmericans fear developing Alzheimer’s diseasemore than any other major life-threateningdisease, inclu...
Springhill Care GroupMore than 1,200 Americans was designed togain perspective on the most pressing concernsassociated wit...
Springhill Care GroupAccording to Jeff Huber, president and chiefoperating officer of Home Instead, Inc. “Thesurvey confir...
Springhill Care GroupAdditional survey highlights include:Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent)have had a personal ...
Springhill Care GroupIf diagnosed with the disease, Americans most fear the inability to care for oneself, and burdening ...
Springhill Care GroupMore than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest gener...
Springhill Care GroupMore than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest gener...
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Springhill care group alzheimer's as most feared disease by americans according to poll

  1. 1. Springhill Care GroupAlzheimers as Most Feared Disease by Americans According to Poll
  2. 2. Springhill Care GroupFree Alzheimer’s Training Available in all 50States to Support Family CaregiversAlzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive anddegenerative disease that destroys brain cells. Itis the most common form of dementia.Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part ofaging. Symptoms include having difficultyremembering things, making decisions andperforming everyday activities.
  3. 3. Springhill Care GroupThese changes can affect the way a person feelsand acts. There is currently no way to stop thedisease, but research is improving the wayprovide care and will continue to search for acure.
  4. 4. Springhill Care GroupAmericans fear developing Alzheimer’s diseasemore than any other major life-threateningdisease, including cancer, stroke, heart diseaseand diabetes according to OMAHA, Neb. –November 13, 2012 – Home Instead SeniorCare®, the world’s leading provider of homecare services for seniors, announced new surveyresults.
  5. 5. Springhill Care GroupMore than 1,200 Americans was designed togain perspective on the most pressing concernsassociated with Alzheimer’s, including diagnosisand the difficulties of caring for a loved one withthe disease, according to the survey of MaristInstitute for Public Opinion.
  6. 6. Springhill Care GroupAccording to Jeff Huber, president and chiefoperating officer of Home Instead, Inc. “Thesurvey confirmed what our franchise ownershad been hearing from their clients and theirfamilies – the majority of Americans feelunprepared to care for a loved one diagnosedwith Alzheimer’s. The need for support andeducation for these families is critical.”
  7. 7. Springhill Care GroupAdditional survey highlights include:Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent)have had a personal experience with someonewith Alzheimer’s and/or a serious memory lossproblem.61 percent of Americans feel unprepared tocare for a loved one diagnosed with the disease.
  8. 8. Springhill Care GroupIf diagnosed with the disease, Americans most fear the inability to care for oneself, and burdening others (68 percent); followed by losing memory of life and loved ones (32 percent).A plurality of Americans – 44 percent – cites the illness as their most feared disease compared to 33 percent who cite cancer.
  9. 9. Springhill Care GroupMore than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest generation) – 56 percent – fear an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. o When asked if it would be harder to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or care for someone with the disease, Americans are equally split down the middle, 50/50.
  10. 10. Springhill Care GroupMore than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest generation) – 56 percent – fear an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. o When asked if it would be harder to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or care for someone with the disease, Americans are equally split down the middle, 50/50.

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