We are, for good reason, repeatedly reminded of the horrifying statistics related to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The number of people over the age of 65 is exploding and most dementia symptoms develop as a person ages. This is fact. In no way does this article intend to distract from the need to cure all types of dementia. However, there is one thing to celebrate. The actual rate of Alzheimer's seems to be declining. Of course, Alzheimer's will not go away without a fight.
Well-known figures from the Alzheimer’s Association and other sources report that by 2025 the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease will likely reach 7.1 million, which is a 40 percent increase over those affected by the disease in 2015. By 2050, the number of people in this age group with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple, from 5.1 million to a projected 13.8 million unless enormous progress is made in controlling dementia.
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