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5.5. million Americans have Alzheimer’s dementia

In 2017, an estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia.

Alzheimer's Association. 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
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Pages
325-73
URL
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Categories

  • Prevalence & Incidence

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