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Alzheimer's Disease: Cognitive Memory Screening and Referral Program

About the Issue

"Alzheimer's Disease is the most common type of dementia and is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S."

About the Issue

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a serious, progressive and fatal type of dementia that destroys brain cells and causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. AD is the most common type of dementia and is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.11 There is no cure for patients diagnosed with AD, and its prevalence increases dramatically with age. An estimated 36 million people currently have dementia worldwide,12 including over 5 million Americans with AD.13 Over 115 million people across the globe will have dementia by 2050, and in America, the number of people aged 65 years or older with AD could increase by 50 percent by 2050.14

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