7 Things You Can Do to Stop Alzheimer’s by 2025

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds.

Make a difference in the fight against the disease, by learning more about what you can to do stop Alzheimer’s by 2025.

Things You Can Do to Stop Alzheimer’s

The end of Alzheimer’s begins with your action and support. Here are 7 things you can do stop the disease:

1. Join a clinical trial. 
Are you a healthy adult or know someone who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Everyone is highly encouraged to participate in a clinical trial.

2. Get genetic testing.
Assess your risk of having any amount of genetic predisposition for the disease by getting yourself genetically tested.

3. Call, email and tweet your Congress and Senate.
Get Congress to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research and FDA to approve more drugs that impede Alzheimer’s, just as they did with cancer. Contact your Senator.

4. Get educated about Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Learn more about Alzheimer’s risk factors, treatments and studies.

5. Speak up if you see the symptoms.
Help to destigmatize and get the conversation going about Alzheimer’s warning signs and other important facts.

6. Sign the “Stop Alzheimer’s” petition.
Get the word out about Alzheimer’s by signing the petition.

7. Join the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Donate or volunteer at your favorite Alzheimer’s research or Alzheimer’s awareness organization.

7 Things You Can Do to Stop Alzheimer's by 2025

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Please leave your thoughts and comments

  • Robert Keefe, Ph.D.

    As a scientist (not studying Alzheimer’s or any other neurodegenerative diseases) and son of a parent with Alzheimer’s, I find myself compelled to remind all tax payers and voters that our past collective funding of federal gov’t agencies like the NIH, NSF, etc., has been instrumental to our enjoying increased health and economic benefits throughout our lives. Sequestration, budget cuts and the recent downward trends in the federal investment in scientific research have had a detrimental effect on the American research enterprise. In as much as it would be a good thing for people to support organizations specifically focused upon curing/preventing Alzheimer’s, such endeavors aren’t anywhere near sufficient to find a cure. We need the continued additional research power of more scientists funded by NIH grants to help confront the growing list of problems we will face as our planet’s population continues to grow and age – which includes Alzheimer’s.
    There are presently some in our US Congress who are so short-sighted as they would gladly continue to cut the NIH budget in the name of eliminating our country’s deficit, but doing so at the current rate of de-funding will certainly spell doom for our country’s leadership in scientific innovation. So, of the 7 items listed above that you can do to stop Alzheimer’s, the best one you can start with IMHO is to make sure your U.S. Congressman/woman and Senators are not supportive of any more cuts to the NIH budget – and encourage them to increase NIH’s budget if we want to have any fighting chance of taking on the many diseases now afflicting the human race. If they seem reticent about doing so – vote ’em out!

    • Chelsia Hart

      Thank you, Robert! I agree with you. We’re actually working on another infographic specifically about importance of research spending and government funding. We should have it finished in the next couple weeks.

  • Renee Emanuel

    Would the “government funded” research be willing to delve more into environmental factors that may be contributing to this disease (insecticide exposure, chemical exposure, food preservatives and additives, etc.) or will the corporate lobbyists control exposing any of those issues?