Majority of Americans Have Astounding Knowledge Gap About Alzheimer’s and Caregiving

The majority of Americans, particularly women, are dramatically uninformed about their vulnerability to Alzheimer’s Disease and don’t realize that there are steps they could be taking today to protect their brain health. Many, in fact, incorrectly believe that they don’t have to worry about getting Alzheimer’s if the disease doesn’t run in their family. These are the sobering findings from a new poll released by Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and the Bipartisan Policy Center. Shriver previewed the results in New York City at her first-ever summit on women’s brain health, co-sponsored by the Lifetime television network.

Read more about the poll here and here.