More than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number could triple to more than 15 million (that’s roughly equal to the population of metro Los Angeles).
While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, knowledge is power in the fight against this debilitating disease. That’s why PatientPoint is collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association—the nation’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research—to offer educational content to appear in physician offices nationwide.
The importance of educating at the point of care
As the pioneer of the point-of-care industry, we know that delivering the right information to the right people at the right time can be incredibly powerful. And there’s a critical need to get Alzheimer’s risk reduction and support information to those who might not even know they need it, since common Alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms are often mistaken for aging-related memory problems. In fact, as many as half of those with Alzheimer’s have not been properly diagnosed. By collaborating with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide educational resources at the point of care on warning signs of the disease, together we power more effective patient-provider engagements that will help lead to better diagnoses and quality of life.
To learn more about our collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, read the press release.