Threefold Increase in Alzheimer's Disease
The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) will jump from 4.7 million to 13.8 million by 2050, according to a new report in Neurology. The aging of the “baby boom” generation will lead to a tripling of AD dementia for people ages 65 years and older unless preventative measures are implemented. Numbers were estimated from U.S. Census Bureau data.
Research shows that diet and exercise may play crucial roles in prevention. These will be highlighted at PCRM’s upcoming two-day summer conference Nutrition and the Brain: The Latest Research on Foods and Lifestyle for Brain Health.
Hebert LE, Weuve J, Scherr PA, et al. Alzheimer disease in the United States (2010-2050) estimated using the 2010 census. Neurology. Published ahead of print February 6, 2013.
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