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Alzheimer’s burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

September 25, 2018

About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of disability and the sixth-leading cause of mortality in the U.S.

With annual healthcare costs of more than $250 billion, the disease also puts a significant strain on the nation’s healthcare system.

Additionally, unpaid caregivers spend over 18 billion hours tending to those living with Alzheimer’s.

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