MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- The World Alzheimer Report finds the number of older adults who need long-term care will soar from 101 million to 277 million by 2050. As many as 70% of people with Alzheimer's in the United States live at home, while nearly 70% living in nursing homes have some degree of cognitive impairment. Experts call for a greater support system for caregivers, including in some cases financial benefits to recruit and pay for outside help.
The Alzheimer's Association 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' is the nation's largest event to raise awareness support and research. This weekend there's a chance for middle Georgians to help fight the disease.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, September 28th at Henderson Village in Perry. Registration starts at 5p.m. For more information go to www.alz.org.