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By 2050, as many as 16 million people could be affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Cummings, Jeffrey L. and Greg Cole. Alzheimer Disease. JAMA. 2002; 287: 2335-8. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/extract/287/18/2335

Reference

Title
Alzheimer Disease
Publication
JAMA
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Cummings, Jeffrey L. and Greg Cole
Pages
2335-8
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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