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Alzheimer’s increases with age

The percentage of people living with Alzheimer’s increases with age–from 3% in ages 65-74 to 17% in ages 75-84 to 32% in ages 85+.

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
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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