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Across the country, many states and regions are expected to see double-digit percentage increases in the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease–some over 100%–between 2000 and 2025.

Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D. State-Specific Projections Through 2025 of Alzheimer Disease Prevalence. Neurology. 2004; 62(9): 1645. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15136705

Reference

Title
State-Specific Projections Through 2025 of Alzheimer Disease Prevalence
Publication
Neurology
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D
Volume & Issue
Volume 62, Issue 9
Pages
1645
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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