Silver Book Fact

By mid-century, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to grow to as many as 16 million, which is more than the current total population of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Huston combined.

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  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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