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Every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease.

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
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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