The Alzheimer’s Association is a great resource if you want to learn more about this terrible disease. According to the site, over 6 million Americans are living with the disease right now, and this number is expected to double by 2050.
One third of seniors will pass away with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. Breast cancer and prostate cancer get a lot of attention, but you may be surprised to hear that Alzheimer’s kills more people than these two diseases combined.
To give you an idea of how rapidly the disease is surging, Alzheimer’s deaths increased by 145 percent over the first 20 years of the 21st-century. Over the same period, deaths caused by heart disease actually decreased by 7.3 percent.
Alzheimer’s disease can have an impact on a few different levels in life. Continue reading the full article here.
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