The government-funded report projects the Alzheimer's cases will rise from 5 million to about 13.8 million, thereby straining the nation's health care system.
Los Angeles Times: Alzheimer's Cases, And Costs, Projected To Swell
As baby boomers enter their golden years, the number of people afflicted with Alzheimer's disease is expected to reach 13.8 million by 2050 -; millions more than previously anticipated, according to a new study in the journal Neurology (Serna, 2/6).
USA Today: An Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Could Hit The USA By 2050
A new government-funded report confirms what advocacy groups have been warning for years: The number of people in the USA with Alzheimer's disease will almost triple by 2050, straining the health care system and taxing the health of caregivers. Numbers are projected to rise from about 5 million now to 13.8 million. The disease robs people of their memory, erases personality and makes even routine tasks like dressing and bathing impossible (Lloyd, 2/6).
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