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Alzheimer’s Affects 5.5 Million in U.S.

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by Vishakha Sonawane

The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects about 5.5 million Americans of all ages, according to Alzheimer’s Association. It is a progressively debilitating disease that slowly affects memory and thinking skills.

Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, which is the loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning. According to National Institute on Aging, the disease is current ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. However, the institute’s recent estimates showed that the disease may rank third — only behind heart disease and cancer — as a cause of death among elderly people.

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