CT Alzheimer's Conference Focus on Families, Growing Numbers

It has been estimated that in Connecticut in 2011, approximately 174,000 people provided unpaid care to about 70,000 individuals with alzheimer's or dementia.  The 15th Annual Connecticut Statewide Education Conference hosted by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will be held on March 27, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, CT. Across the U.S., there are 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer's today; by 2025 the number is expected to increase to 16 million unless medical responses change the current trajectory of the disease.  In Connecticut, the number of individuals known to have Alzheimer's grew by 3 percent during the past decade, and that number is expected to continue increasing as the general population - spurred by baby boomers - continues to get older.