Thursday, March 20, 2014

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Present Cause for Concern

This week the Alzheimer’s Association released their annual Facts and Figures Report which present a startling reality about the future impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. The report includes information on growing death rates, the cost of the disease and the disproportionate burden of Alzheimer's disease on women.

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is predicted to grow each year as the size and proportion of individuals age 65 and older continues  to increase. As baby boomers age, this number will escalate even further.  According to the report, nearly 16 million Americans may be living with Alzheimer's in 2050, at a cost of $1.2 trillion (in current dollars). Almost two thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Check out the video below to get the report highlights. You may also download the report here.

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