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- WITH ALMOST 5 MILLION AMERICANS LIVING WITH IT, ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE IS THE 6TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES
- 250,000 - 300,000 DEVELOP SYMPTOMS BEFORE AGE 65, ALSO KNOWN AS YOUNG-ONSET ALZHEIMER'S. BY 2050, THIS NUMBER IS PROJECTED TO RISE TO NEARLY 850,000
- MOST PEOPLE WITH YOUNG-ONSET ALZHEIMER'S DEVELOP SYMPTOMS WHEN THEY ARE BETWEEN 30 - 60 YEARS OLD
- MORE THAN 16 MILLION AMERICANS PROVIDE UNPAID CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR OTHER DEMENTIAS
- THESE CAREGIVERS PROVIDED AN ESTIMATED 18.6 BILLION HOURS OF CARE VALUED AT NEARLY $244 BILLION
THE SEVEN STAGES OF
First discovered in 1906, Early-onset Alzheimer’s, also known as Younger-onset Alzheimer’s, is a rare form of Alzheimer’s that attacks the young, those under the age of 65. It’s rare for early onset Alzheimer’s to develop in people who are between 30 and 50 years of age and women are more than twice as likely to develop it, than men.
The system of stages developed by Dr. Barry Reisberg breaks the progression of Younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease into seven stages. This framework for understanding the progression of the disease has been adopted and used by the Alzheimer’s Association.
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