Silver Book Fact

Of those with Alzheimer’s disease,

  • 4% are under age 65
  • 6% are between the ages of 65 and 74
  • 45% are between the ages of 75 and 84
  • 45% are age 85 and older

Alzheimer's Association. 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2011; 7(2): 208-44. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(11)00036-7/fulltext

Reference

Title
2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 7, Issue 2
Pages
208-44
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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