Alzheimer’s is a tragic disease and a societal health problem of epidemic proportions that requires urgent attention.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 5.3 million Americans suffered from the disease in 2015. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that one in nine Americans age 65 and older (11 percent), one-third of those age 85 and older (32 percent) and four-fifths of those age 75 and older (81 percent) have Alzheimer’s make this situation even more alarming.
Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is on the rise and is expected to explode as more and more Baby Boomers reach age 65.
Developing in the brain as many as ten years prior to its onset, Alzheimer’s has several stages.
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