Alzheimer's Projections: 2016-2025
In June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is celebrated around the world.
Four years after the Older Americans Act expired, the bill was reauthorized by Congress and on April 16, 2016, signed into law once again by President Obama.
Since 1965, the law provides a number of programs and services to vulnerable older Americans, including Meals on Wheels, elder abuse prevention services, transportation assistance and support for family caregivers. OAA provides nearly $2 billion dollars a year to state agencies on aging.
By 2030, less than 14 years away, almost one in five Americans will by 65 or older. And one vulnerable group of elders, those with Alzheimer’s disease will increase by more than a third, from 5.2 million in 2016 to 7.1 million in 2050.