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Between 2010 and 2050, the proportion of people with Alzheimer’s disese age 65 and older who are in the severe stage of the disease, will increase from 41 to 48%. 

Alzheimer's Association. Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2010. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/trajectory.pdf

Reference

Title
Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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