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Interesting facts:

The global prevalence of dementia has been estimated to be as high as 24 million, and is predicted to double every 20 years until at least 2040” (

  • Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, but the risk of developing the disease increases with age.

  • Current research from the National Institute on Aging indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease doubles every five years beyond age 65. As our population ages, the disease impacts a greater percentage of Americans.

  • The number of people age 65 and older will more than double between 2010 and 2050 to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population; likewise, those 85 and older will rise three-fold, to 19 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

What do you think is causing the alarming rate of people suffering with this illness?

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