According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.7 million folks in America have alzheimer’s disease. Some experts say that for each person with alzheimer’s, 3 more have their lives adversely affected.
5.7 × 3 = 17.1 million
5.7 + 17.1 = 22.8 million human beings
According to information I found a few minutes ago using Google, the population of the United States in 2015 was 321.4 million. I found that in 2010 we had approximately 74.2 million here, not of voting age. So . . . . .
321.4 – 74.2 = 247.20 possible eligible voters.
This is very non scientific, but of 247.20 million possible eligible voters, 22.8 million are adversely affected and they probably have awareness concerning alzheimer’s disease. So . . . . . 247.20 – 22.8 = 224.40 million folks here in America that may be unaware.
Voters have a say with lawmakers and lawmakers, along with the President, make the budget. The money earmarked for alzheimer’s research then goes to the National Institute of Health. They control the process. Scientists end up with the money and search for prevention and cures.
I would think the 22.8 million would be on board approving more research dollars. The 224.40 million may be the targets of those trying to raise awareness.
My opinion is that we need to show America the “Trenches.” I don’t know how to do that.