General Welfare ("PTGW")*
I Do For You. You Donate To A Cause.TM
ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IN THE U.S.
the United States, an estimated 5.4 Million people have Alzheimer's
º There are an estimated 14.9 million unpaid caregivers.
º There is an estimated 183 Billion dollars in annual costs.
º Alzheimer's Disease is the most common kind of Dementia.
º 1 in 8 Older Americans has Alzheimer's Disease.
º The number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will grow each year as the proportion of the U.S. population that is over age 65 continues to increase. The number will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boom generation ages.
º More women than men have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Almost two thirds of all Americans living with Alzheimer's are women. Of the 5.2 million people over age 65 with Alzheimer's in the United States, 3.4 million are women and 1.8 million are men. Based on estimates from ADAMS, 16 percent of women aged 71 and older have Alzheimer's disease or other dementia compared with 11 percent of men.
º Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death across all ages in the United States. It is the fifth leading cause of death for those aged 65 and olderº 80% of care provided at home is delivered by family caregivers.
*The Concept of PTGW
Many people would like to support a cause but may not have money to donate. There is an indirect yet extremely effective method I call: Promote The General Welfare ("PTGW"). I propose people volunteer service for others in their circle-of-influence. Those people compensate for benefit received by donating to a cause named by the volunteer. This can be summed up: "I do for you. You donate to a cause."
When individually aggregated or applied to groups such as, political parties, scientific associations, student unions, humanitarian causes, etc., it is a significant wealth building method which simultaneously includes community service (a win), increases an individual's GDP (a win), increases the GDP of the nation (a win), and provides funding for great societal causes (a win). It starts with one person helping another (i.e. community service). As this idea spreads the corpus of donors expands considerably.
Reports below relate to current volunteering and community service in America.
See comments by ABC TV on new policy in High School Community Service
in Nevada High School:
Also, See statistics for Volunteering in America provided by
the National Corporation And Community Service at: