How Big is the Alzheimer’s Dementia Problem?

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Statistics about Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s is the most common disease with dementia symptoms. As our population ages, its incidence is growing as well. And experts estimate that damage from Alzheimer’s begins happening up to 20 years before symptoms appear.

To answer the question of why you should address your risk of dementia, let’s look first at facts and figures related to Alzheimer’s disease. Please bear all this in mind as you consider the lifestyle choices that can decrease your risk of dementia.

Sources: Alzheimer’s Association, Caregiver Homes, Being Patient