The Growing Epidemic
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Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, making up 60-80% of diagnosed cases. Because of the growing number of aging baby boomers, and the fact that the onset of Alzheimer's is primarily age-related, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's is projected to rise by 55% by 2030, and by 2050 the Alzheimer's Association estimates the total number could explode to nearly 14 million.
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