First, the bad news. Approximately 5.5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s dementia, which accounts for about 70 percent of total dementia cases. The risk of dementia doubles every five years after age 60, rising as high as 50 percent for those over age 85. Alzheimer’s dementia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and it is the only one among the top 10 killers of Americans for which no cure or preventive measure exists. With these scary numbers, you would think companies would be pouring money into funding research for new treatments!
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