Alzheimer's Association | Women's Alzheimer's Movement

OUR MINDS AND VOICES ARE OUR GREATEST ASSETS. ALZHEIMER'S STEALS THEM BOTH.

Together, the Alzheimer's Association and Maria Shriver's Women's Alzheimer's Movement have created the AlzheimHER's Chorus — a vocal group made of women living with the disease or whose lives have been touched by it. Their mission, and ours, is to spread the word that Alzheimer's is a women's issue and to ignite a new generation of voices to help end Alzheimer's once and for all.

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FACTS ABOUT WOMEN AND ALZHEIMER'S

In the United States alone, about 13 MILLION WOMEN are either living with Alzheimer's or caring for someone who has it.

Almost TWO-THIRDS of the 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer's are women.

Women in their 60s are more than TWICE AS LIKELY to develop Alzheimer's disease over the rest of their lives as they are to develop breast cancer.

MORE THAN 60% of Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers are women. More specifically, over one-third of dementia caregivers are daughters.

Women take on MORE CAREGIVING TASKS than their male counterparts – and care for people with more cognitive, functional, and/or behavioral problems.

Nearly 19% of women Alzheimer's caregivers had to QUIT WORK either to become a caregiver or because their caregiving duties became too burdensome.

Meet the AlzheimHER's Choirs

"Amazing Grace" Chorus

This chorus, an effort of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, increases social engagement for those with dementia.
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The Unforgettables

Founded in 2011, this New York City choir provides a venue for those with dementia and their families to make music and enjoy time together.
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Good Memories Chorus

Based in Chicago, Illinois, this choral program brings together people with memory loss, their care partners and volunteers to share the joy of music.
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Side-by-Side Singers

This 50-member choir out of Montgomery, Alabama, includes singers living with Alzheimer's, stroke and dementia, their caregivers and volunteers.