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In 2050, it is estimated that a person develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds.

Alzheimer's Association. 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2013; 9(2): 208-45. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp#quickFacts

Reference

Title
2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 2
Pages
208-45
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Human Burden

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