Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution and Dementia
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia. Aside from the financial stress a disease such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias can cause, the diagnosis can be emotionally devastating to the individual and their family. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 16.1 Million Americans provide “unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.” Furthermore, these caregivers provide an estimated 18.4 Billion hours of care- that is valued at over $232 Billion! With the ever-evolving technology and medical advances, many deaths caused by disease have been decreasing. Unfortunately however, the number of Americans dying from Alzheimer’s and dementia is on the rise.