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~200,000 Americans have younger-onset Alzheimer’s

An estimate 200,000 Americans under age 65 have Alzheimer’s disease–younger-onset Alzheimer’s.

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2017; 13. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2017-facts-and-figures.pdf

Reference

Title
2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2017
Pages
325-73
URL
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Categories

  • Prevalence & Incidence

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