Confirming longstanding predictions that AD will approach EPIDEMIC proportions in the United States Seniors has come true.........
A new report from the Alzheimers Society of USA has found that more than 5 million ppl now do suffer with this DD.....Mind robbing disease...this represents approximetaly a 10% increase from 5 yrs ago and the numbers have Horribly doubled since 1980 according to the study released from the Alzheimer's Association of America
1 out of every 8 ppl over the age of 65 now has this disease::
this includes the half over 85 with it as well
Between 2000 and 2004 Alzheimer deaths or deaths associated with AD had rose 33%
This is a real startling amount of PPL and it really hit a chord with me .........
Scientists do predict that7.7 million ppl that are above age 65 plus will have this disease UNLESS new research is being done
The President of the American AD Association says there is HOPE
Right now there are 9 drugs in Clininical Trials for AD.....that with newer more advanced Diagnostic tools may have the potential to change the ways that this disease is growing and contiuing to grow at a very alarming rate .......
You can read about more of this in the resources and clinical trial going on right now
I pray fervently that some day we can do something about this disease that literally ROBS us of our loved ones
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 11/9/2007 11:12:42 AM (GMT-7)