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Alzheimer’s disease is the 5th leading cause of death in Americans age 65 and older.

Alzheimer's Association. 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2008; 4(2): 110-33. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(08)00033-2/fulltext

Reference

Title
2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2008
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 4, Issue 2
Pages
110-33
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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