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Top Scary Facts Regarding Alzheimer's
Posted: Monday, March 4, 2013 4:01 PM
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( - Researchers learn more and more about Alzheimer's every year, and some of the statistics are staggering indeed. The Alzheimer's Association publishes an annual report detailing the costs and complications of the disease to patients, caregivers and the health care system.

Some of the information included in this report states that an estimated 45% of American seniors 85 and older suffer from Alzheimer's, and one in eight people aged 65 and over (13%) has Alzheimer's disease. It is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.

Another fact: because of the difficulty with detecting early-stage Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), many of those with Alzheimer's remain undiagnosed. As our ability to detect early-stage Alzheimer's improves, though, it will increase the overall number of people known to have the disease.

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