CDC: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia Cases To Double By 2060

Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer's explained

Five common misconceptions about Alzheimer's explained

Alzheimer's disease is most prevalent among racial and ethnic groups that are projected to grow the fastest during that period.

Dementia UK has revealed what their helpline nurses are most often asked about to mark World Alzheimer's Day today, Friday September 21. The increases are a result of people living longer.

Sawai Man Singh Medical College to have a separate dementia clinic for treatment of Alzheimer's disease at its psychiatric centre in Adarsh Nagar which will be operational from Monday.

It projects the burden of Alzheimer's disease will grow to almost 14 million people, or roughly 3 percent of the population in 2060. "This study shows that as the US population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise, especially among minority populations", said CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D.in a statement. The new report finds that white Americans will continue to comprise the majority of Alzheimer's cases, simply due to their sheer numbers.

"It is important for people who think their daily lives are impacted by memory loss to discuss these concerns with a health care provider", Matthews said.

Five million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases in 2014, or about 1.6 percent of the population.

More than a century since the first description of Alzheimer's disease, medical researchers have not made much progress in finding a cure, says S. Shaji, president of the Kochi chapter of the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India.

He said: 'There is a lot of fear and uncertainty about Alzheimer's disease. This is followed by Hispanics, at 12.2 percent; non-Hispanic whites, at 10.3 percent; American Indian and Alaska Natives, at 9.1 percent; and Asian and Pacific Islanders, at 8.4 percent.

Though this may not be true, the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease is increasing age. Premature diagnosis seems to be the clue for assisting people and their families survive with dissipation of memory steer the health care system, and propose for their care in the near future.

In the meantime, the Alzheimer's Association estimates that the best way to save $7.9 trillion in expenses for treating and caring for dementia patients is to improve diagnoses and make sure they happen as early as possible.

As a percentage of the population, that's more than double over four decades.

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