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When the first of the baby boomers reach age 80 (2031), an estimated 3.5 million people age 85 and older will have Alzheimer’s disease.

Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D, Evans D. Alzheimer Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence estimates using the 2000 census. Archives of Neurology. 2003; 60(8): 1119-22. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/8/1119?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=hebert&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Reference

Title
Alzheimer Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence estimates using the 2000 census
Publication
Archives of Neurology
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D, Evans D
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 8
Pages
1119-22
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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