Silver Book Fact

The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increases dramatically with age:

  • From approximately 53 new cases per 1,000 people ages 65 to 74
  • To 170 new cases per 1,000 people ages 75 to 84
  • To 231 new cases per 1,000 people ages 85 and older

Hebert L, Beckett L, Scherr P, Evans D. 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 L, Beckett L, Scherr P, Evans D
Volume & Issue
Volume 15, Issue 4
Pages
169-73
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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