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Currently, a person in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease every 71 seconds. This will increase to every 33 seconds by the middle of this century.

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
  • Future Human Burden

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