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Alzheimer’s disease–only disease in top 10 causes of death that can’t be prevented, slowed, or cured

Alzheimer’s disease is the only disease in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured.

2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2017; 13: 325-73. 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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