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Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures 2008

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• As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s.
10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime.
• Every 71 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s.
• Alzheimer’s is the seventh-leading cause of death.

• The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.

New Report: Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2008 (43 pages)

The report is a comprehensive statistical abstract of U.S. data on Alzheimer’s disease that includes:

• prevalence
• mortality
• the costs of Alzheimer care
• family caregiving
• a special report on lifetime risk

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