Month: December 2010

Alzheimers disease by the numbers

As the American population ages, more and more people each year will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Already today, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s — and most will need the help of family and friends to cope with their disease. To support them, 11 million people are providing unpaid care — care that takes an emotional, physical, and financial toll on family caregivers. To face this public health crisis, we’ll need breakthroughs in prevention and treatment. And we’ll also need to find better ways to support Alzheimer’s caregivers.



10 Staggering Facts about Education in America

Here at, we’re always on the lookout for interesting education stats. We find plenty of tidbits that are interesting, but some are truly staggering. There are a lot of negative education numbers in our infographic, but don’t let that get you down. There is plenty of data out there to show that sticking with school pays off. Earning an associate’s degree could mean the difference of $100 a week in earnings more than if you held just a high school degree. A bachelor’s degree holder earns almost $400 more a week than high school grads.

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