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  • Risk Factors

    for Alzheimer’s among veterans, due to their service, include traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, blast-induced neurotrauma, successive concussion syndrome, and depression.

  • 49%

    of veterans are age 65 or older, putting them at greater risk for Alzheimer’s than the general population, of which only 15% is over 65.

  • Barriers

    to effective Alzheimer’s diagnosis and care faced by veterans range from the complexity of the VA health system, to a lack of understanding about available benefits, to the stigma related to brain and mental health issues.

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"VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’sa network of UsAgainstAlzheimer'sis serving those who have served our country by addressing the Alzheimer's crisis through resource mobilization, and targeted programming. Their work in increasing veterans’ participation in clinical trials is integral to finding a cure. It will help better understand the connection between Alzheimer's and PTSD, TBI and BINall  war-related conditions.  The community of caregivers, veterans, VSOs, families, researchers, lobbyists, and corporations that have come together to join forces with VeteransAgainstAlzheimer's  speaks to the  urgency of serving this population. VeteransAgainstAlzheimer's reminds us that we must do better for military families touched by Alzheimer's and other dementias."

The Honorable Bob McDonald

Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Veterans and Alzheimer’s: Meeting the Crisis Head On

A newly released analysis about the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s on veterans makes a clear and compelling case for greater support to meet the needs of veterans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Veterans and Alzheimer's: By the Numbers

Information is power. Veterans have a higher risk for PTSD and TBI, both of which can be factors in a later diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
From L to R: Col. Sidney Hinds: Brain Health Research Program Coordinator, Department of Defense; Dr. David Cifu: Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Senior TBI Specialist at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Principal Investigator of the VA/DoD Chronic ; Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium.VA2 Advisory Board Member; Dr. Rachel Ramoni: Chief Research and Development Officer, Department of Veteran Affairs; George Vradenburg, Founder, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s; Shawn Taylor: Founder and President, VeteransAgainstAlzheimer’s; Dr. Madhulika Agarwal: Former Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Services, Department of Veteran Affairs; VA2 Advisory Board Member; Ryan Gallucci: Deputy Director of the National Veterans Services, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

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