Living with Alzheimer’s DiseaseJournal: Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology (Vol.2, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2016-03-04
Authors : Caron Leid;
Page : 1-4
Keywords : Alzheimer’s Disease; Dementia; Thinking abilities;
It is estimated that 420,600 Canadians over 65 have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and 280,000 have Alzheimer's disease. The number of people in Canada with dementia is expected to grow by the year 2031 to over 3/4 million people due to the aging population. It could become even more widespread, over the next 30 years, as Canada's 10 million baby boomers turn 65 and head straight into the age of highest risk for Alzheimer's disease . Currently 5.3 million Americans have the disease, by the year 2050 it is estimated that between 11 and 15 million will have the disease. 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 65 have the disease, which is nearly 10% of all grandparents in the United States. Almost half of Americans over the age of 85 have Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia .
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