Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are under-reported on death certificates and medical records.
Recently we published two articles on Alzheimer's death rates and mortality,
The new studies from researchers at Rush University Medical Center suggest that Alzheimer's disease may be a much larger cause of death than previously thought, ranking just behind heart disease and cancer.
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On March 12th, The New York Times published an Editorial on Alzheimer's Mortality in The Opinion Pages.
The opinion stated in part:
Alzheimer’s is already a burden on caregivers and health care budgets. As more people live to advanced ages, it will become more of a burden. The rising toll makes it imperative to intensify research into ways to treat and prevent the disease.To read and share this important opinion go here.