Degree Name

Master of Science in Education

Department or Program

Rehabilitation Counseling


Upton, Tom


The Baby Boomer generation, those born between the years 1946-1964, are beginning to reach the age of when symptoms of initial onset of Alzheimer’s Disease become prevalent. This causes a concern for society in the United States due to the high number of persons that make up this generation that are likely to significantly increase the already high number of Alzheimer’s Disease cases in the United States. Causes for concern include the high number of people within this generation reaching age of initial onset of Alzheimer’s disease, the impact the disease as a whole on individuals, as well as their families, caregivers, and society. While there is no cure for the progression of Alzheimer’s disease currently, research into the development of a cure has been deemed a priority. There are growing concerns of the level of care available to the elderly population and the lack of diagnosis in the early stages of the disease. Research presents resolutions for society, that when implemented, can alleviate some of these concerns. Further research into the alleviation of the current and future concerns that the Baby Boomer Generation generates for United States’ society is discussed.