Alzheimer’s disease: the most common form of dementia
Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is often called a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone.
Alzheimer’s disease in the USA
World alzheimer’s dayAt current rates, experts believe the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.
5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
There are over 100 forms of dementia. The most well-known form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 50-60% of all cases.