When President Reagan declared November National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in 1983, fewer than 2 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's. Today, over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, with the number set to rise to 7.1 million by 2025.
This November, the American Diabetes Association of Sacramento is rallying Sacramento-area residents to begin living a healthier and more active lifestyle through a new unique social media campaign called America Gets Cooking to Stop Diabetes.
Researchers have identified nearly 7,000 different rare diseases, yet 95% of them lack even a single treatment. To add to this challenging situation, many of the 30 million Americans living with a rare disease and their families sometimes wait years to receive a correct diagnosis, only to find out that they have few or no available treatment options.