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61% of people with Alzheimer’s disease at age 70 years are expected to die before age 80 years compared with 30% of people at age 70 years without Alzheimer’s disease.

Administration on Aging. A Profile of Older Americans: 2011. Washington, DC: Administration on Aging, HHS; 2012. https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/livable-communities/learn/demographics/a-profile-of-older-americans-2011-aarp.pdf

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2011
Publisher
Administration on Aging, HHS
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Administration on Aging
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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