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Alzheimer’s disease triples the healthcare costs of Americans age 65 and older.

Alzheimer's Association. 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2009; 5(3): 234-70. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(09)00074-0/fulltext

Reference

Title
2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 5, Issue 3
Pages
234-70
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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