Thank you for visiting the Alzheimer’s / Dementia Rotarian Action Group. We are a collection of Rotarians and Rotaractors dedicated to supporting the family of Rotary and our communities face the challenge of dealing with family members and citizens that are afflicted with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia.
This challenge is very real. Some are calling it the “silver tsunami”—the wave of men and women living longer than previous generations. Yet our communities and nations are not ready to face the rising tide of those suffering from these diseases. Researchers predict that 6.7 million people in America alone will have Alzheimer’s alone. Today, one in eight older Americans have Alzheimer’s, and the risk of developing the brain disorder doubles every five years after age 65.
We have started this Rotarian Action Group to help address this challenge. Please visit our other pages on this site and the links to other organizations and resources that are on the front line of care, research, and education as we work to ready our communities to face this tsunami.