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As the United States population ages, researchers estimate that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease will come close to quadrupling over the next 50 years, when 1 in 45 may be living with the disease.

Brookmeyer R, Gray S, Kawas C. Projections of Alzheimer’s Disease in the United States and the Public Health Impact of Delaying Disease Onset. Am J Public Health. 1998; 88(9): 1337-42. http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/abstract/88/9/1337?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=brookmeyer&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWCIT

Reference

Title
Projections of Alzheimer’s Disease in the United States and the Public Health Impact of Delaying Disease Onset
Publication
Am J Public Health
Publication Date
1998
Authors
Brookmeyer R, Gray S, Kawas C
Volume & Issue
Volume 88, Issue 9
Pages
1337-42
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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