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In 2000, there were an estimated 411,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease.  That number grew to an estimated 454,000 in 2010 (a 10% increase).  By 2030, that number is projected to be 615,000 (a 50% increase from 20o0); and by 2050, 959,000 (a 130% increase from 2000).

Hebert, Liesi E., Laurel A. Beckett, Paul A. Scherr, and Denis A. Evans. Annual Incidence of Alzheimer Disease in the United States Projected to the Years 2000 through 2050. Alzheimer Disease Assoc Disord. 2001; 15(4): 169-73. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11723367

Reference

Title
Annual Incidence of Alzheimer Disease in the United States Projected to the Years 2000 through 2050
Publication
Alzheimer Disease Assoc Disord
Publication Date
2001
Authors
Hebert, Liesi E., Laurel A. Beckett, Paul A. Scherr, and Denis A. Evans
Volume & Issue
Volume 15, Issue 4
Pages
169-73
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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