10 Interesting Facts and Figures About Alzheimer’s Disease

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This video from actionalz shares some Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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For instance, did you know that there are more than five million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s disease and that by 2050 this number could rise to as many as 16 million as people live longer?

Alzheimer’s disease is more than just a disease which affects the elderly, it is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. It’s estimated that Alzheimer’s disease will cost the country more than $259 billion this year alone.

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