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In 2010, the 85 and older population included around 2.4 million people with Alzheimer’s disease–or 47% of the Alzheimer’s population age 65 and older.

Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D, et al. Alzheimer Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence estimates using the 2000 census. Archives of Neurology. 2003; 60(8): 1119-22. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/8/1119?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=hebert&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT

Reference

Title
Alzheimer Disease in the U.S. Population: Prevalence estimates using the 2000 census
Publication
Archives of Neurology
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Hebert L, Scherr P, Bienias J, Bennett D, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 8
Pages
1119-22
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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