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Currently, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 70 seconds. By the middle of this century, that number could be as frequent as every 33 seconds.

Alzheimer's Association. 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2010; 6(2): 158-94. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(10)00014-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 6, Issue 2
Pages
158-94
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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