Ryan Vucina is the Chief Operations Manager of Vucina Construction. During Ryan Vucina's term, the company was cited by the Monterey County Herald for its efforts in erecting the first area facility to cater to people with Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a fast-growing illness in the United States. According to 2016 data from the Alzheimer's Association, there are around 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease. Of the 5.4 million, around 200,000 individuals are younger than 65, demonstrating the occurrence of early-onset disease.
The disease is a cause for serious concern in America, since it is the 6th-leading cause of death. It has also led to a caregiver problem, as the expenses for caring for a person with Alzheimer's may reach up to $5000 per year. On top of that, there are 15 million caregivers providing over 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care.
What's alarming is that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s may increase in the near future. It is estimated that by the middle of the 21st century, someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds, with the population of Alzheimer’s patients ballooning to 13.8 million, almost triple its current number.
As Chief Operations Manager with Vucina Construction, Inc., Ryan Vucina guides a Pacific Grove, California, company that undertakes quality projects throughout the Monterey peninsula.