New Stats in Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released new facts and figures regarding the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States population. According to a recent study by the Chicago Health and Aging Project that focused on chronic health diseases in older people, approximately 5.3 million Americans of varying ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2015.

As the American baby-boomer population continues to age, the unfortunate statistic is that the prevalence for Alzheimer’s disease will continue to increase as well, so that by 2025, the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease will reach approximately 7.1 million, a forty percent increase from 2015.

Given the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to know the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease so that you can help yourself or loved ones consider treatment options.

The most significant signs to watch for include loss of memory that can disrupt daily life, challenges in planning or problem solving, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure and finally confusion with time or place.

These signs, as well as others found at Alzheimer’s.org can help you recognize possible symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

 

Source: https://www.alz.org/facts/downloads/facts_figures_2015.pdf

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