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- Public health threats in the US are always present, whether from disease outbreaks or natural disasters.
- Health departments must stand ready to handle many different types of emergencies that threaten the health and safety of families, communities, and the nation.
- CDC’s preparedness and response capability standards provide a vital framework for state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies.
- One in 9 US adults aged 45 years or older reported worsening or more frequent symptoms of confusion or memory loss in 2015–2016.
- Confusion or memory loss can be one of the first noticeable symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
- State and local public health agencies and their partners can use CDC’s new Road Map to learn about ways they can work together to lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
- About 10 million adults with arthritis have symptoms of anxiety or depression.
- Chronic joint pain and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression can influence each other, causing symptoms of either or both to worsen.
- Healthcare providers can screen arthritis patients for anxiety and depression, as well as encourage patients to take part in physical activity and self-management education programs.
- The number of people in the US with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is expected to nearly triple by 2060—from 5 million to 14 million.
- The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is highest among minority populations, who are expected to have the highest population growth in the next few decades.
- Public health professionals and policy makers can explore and use customizable CDC data tools to prioritize and evaluate their public health interventions for cognitive decline.
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