Neurodegenerative Disease A Public Health Disaster

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Reforms Can Save Lives Neurodegenerative disease and autism have been surging around the world for the past 30 years. A man-made environmental disaster is creating a public health disaster that’s still unfolding in many ways in most nations. Neurotoxins are driving the epidemic more than age–in some countries more than others. Teenagers are now dying of Creutzfeldt-Jakob

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence Surging

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Study Reflects Racial Disparity and Dementia Neurodegenerative disease has been surging around the world for the past 30 years. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world and it will soon be the leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people around the world now. The epidemic is more

Burden Of Care For Alzheimer’s Disease Rising Fast

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Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest-Growing Cause Of Death Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia diagnoses in 2015 and this number is believed to be close to 50 million people in 2017. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

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Answers To Alzheimer’s Begin With The Truth President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people diagnosed (and still alive) with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. The X factor is the millions who

Alzheimer’s Disease Mortality Underreported

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Alzheimer’s Rarely Reported As Cause Of Death A provocative new study has suggested that Alzheimer’s disease causes six times as many deaths as the official statistics would indicate. That makes an already alarming epidemic even more frightening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that, in 2010, Alzheimer’s caused almost 84,000 deaths in the

Most Governments Unprepared For Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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Dementia Summit In London Next Week According to a new report, the number of people living with dementia worldwide is set to triple by 2050. A new analysis by experts at the charity Alzheimer’s Disease International says 44 million people live with the disease, but that figure will increase to 135 million by 2050. (It might

Washington, DC Flooded By Alzheimer’s Cases, Costs

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Alzheimer’s Disease Causing Gridlock In Washington, D.C. As the costs of unpaid Alzheimer’s disease care in the District inch up annually and with an expected boom in Alzheimer’s patients in coming decades, the D.C. Office on Aging has issued its first ever five-year plan to mitigate the effects of the disease and improve access to

Alzheimer’s Disease The Fastest-Growing Health Threat

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Death From Alzheimer’s Disease Up 500 Percent Since 1990 Alzheimer’s disease is the fastest growing threat to health in the United States and many other nations, but Americans are still most likely to die from diseases caused by their own habits such as overeating and tobacco, according to a new report on global death and disease. Groups

Some Forms Of Dementia Are Contagious

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Book Will Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease Advocacy Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other forms of neurodegenerative disease are collectively becoming the leading cause of death around the world. Alzheimer’s disease alone is killing 50-100 million people now. Millions more will contract the disease this year, while just as many will go undiagnosed and misdiagnosed. The vast majority of cases are

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Escalating In Most Countries

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Numerous Causes Triggering Neurodegenerative Disease A new government-funded report confirms what advocacy groups have been warning for years: The number of people in the USA with Alzheimer’s disease will almost triple by 2050, straining the health care system and taxing the health of caregivers. Numbers are projected to rise from about 5 million now to 13.8