September 26, 2017

Alzheimer’s Statistics and Early Symptoms

Kerry Peck

What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's, according to the Alzheimer's Association, is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life, and Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. In the forward to the book, Alzheimer's and the Law, Scott Turow wrote that,"Alzheimer's disease is one of the scourges of our time, and one whose toll on the country will only deepen with the aging of the Baby Boomers and the inevitability of increased lifespans. Curing Alzheimer's would probably do more than any single step to reduce health care expenses and—far more important—improve the quality of life of the elderly here and around the world."

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