Mar 24, 2009

2009 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

The 2009 edition of Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures is now available from the Alzheimer's Association.

Some facts:
  • Every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's
  • 5. 3 million people are currently suffering from Alzheimer's
  • Alzheimer's is now the sixth leading cause of death (surpassing diabetes)
  • there are now 9.9 million unpaid caregivers in America (just like me)
  • One in eight people aged 65 or older suffers from Alzheimer's disease
To get a copy of the 2009 Alzheimer's Diseases Facts and Figures click here.
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