26 AUGUST
2016

Alzheimer's Disease in the USA- Facts and Statistics | Community Education Pulse Uniform

Video Transcript:

Important Facts About Alzheimer's Disease

  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.
    It affects slightly more women than men; it is most common
    on people aging over 65, it is not a normal part of aging
    and it worsens over time.
  • This disease has somehow established its infamous name
    in many countries particularly in America killing 83,494
    people. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United
    States.
  • More than 5 million Americans are living with this disease
    and 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
  • An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have
    Alzheimer's disease in 2013 and it is said that this disease
    will cost the nation $203 billion. This number is expected
    to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050
  • There is no single test that can be used to diagnose
    Alzheimer's disease. It is a progressive condition, which
    means that it will continue to get worse as it develops.
  • There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, although medication
    is available that can slow down the development of the condition
    in some people.

What you can do to delay the onset of dementia?

  • Quit smoking
  • Cut down on alcohol
  • Follow a healthy and balanced diet
  • Have regular health tests
  • Stay physically fit
  • Stay mentally active

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