SUMMARY: Learn the latest on Alzheimer’s Diet, Microbiome, & Bio-marker Predictors. Such is welcome news as the latest Alzheimer’s Facts & Figures show that over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65.
By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to as many as 16 million. Truly, Alzheimer’s is one of the diseases most feared in my talks; it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. The estimate is that by age 64, one in 8 will have Alzheimer’s. That rate doubles every 5 years. So by age 70, one in 4 will have Alzheimer’s. And by age 75, one in 2 will have Alzheimer’s. These stats are from a 2013 interview of Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, @ time 25:30: “Brains – The Latest Research 07/01/2013 – 08:04” (NYU Langone Medical Center Audiocast, SirusXM Dr. Radio programming), who’s lab, Dr. Thomas Wisniewski’s Lab, is one of the leading Alzheimer research labs.