Alzheimer’s Association Claims Patients Could Double by 2050—Here’s Why

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The latest report of the Alzheimer's Association, a voluntary health organization, claims that Alzheimer's disease patients could double by 2050.

Alzheimer's Association Claims Alzheimer's Disease Patients Could Double in 2050—Here's Why

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A nurse holds the hands of a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease on September 21, 2009 at Les Fontaines retirement home in Lutterbach , eastern France. 

The health agency shared this detail via its 2023 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report. Alzheimer's Association explained that there are over six million Americans suffering from Alzheimer's disease. 

The organization added that one in every nine 65-year-old and older individuals has Alzheimer's. 

Due to various challenges, the Alzheimer's Association expects the number of six million patients to increase by more than 13 million. 

Alzheimer's Disease Patients Could Double in 2050!

According to Fox News' latest report, Alzheimer's Association released its new ADFF report on Wednesday, Mar. 15. 

Alzheimer's Association Claims Alzheimer's Disease Patients Could Double in 2050—Here's Why

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A woman, suffering from Alzheimer's desease, walks in a corridor on March 18, 2011 in a retirement house in Angervilliers, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / SEBASTIEN BOZON (Photo by SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP)

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In this annual report, the health organization highlighted the reasons why Alzheimer's disease patients might drastically increase in 2050: 

Lack of communication with doctors and other health professionals.  Missed opportunities for early-stage diagnoses and intervention.  The population of old people (65 years old and older), who are at risk of Alzheimer's disease, is expected to reach 88 million in 2050. 

Based on the reasons provided above, the number of Alzheimer's disease patients is affected by various healthcare problems and the rising number of old individuals. 

"Since age is the greatest single risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, as our population ages, so does the number of people afflicted with the disease," explained Gary Small, MD, chair of psychiatry at the Hackensack University Medical Center.  

Alzheimer's Disease Takes Lives

The latest Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report warned that this condition doesn't only cause memory loss. 

Alzheimer's Association warned that this dementia condition also takes the lives of its victims. The health agency claims that one out of three seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia condition.

It added that Alzheimer's disease takes more lives than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. If the prediction of the Alzheimer's Association really happens in 2050, then health experts and organizations need to make major efforts to help Alzheimer's patients. 

In other news, a new study revealed that high blood caffeine levels could lessen body fat. Meanwhile, many health professionals claim that natural immunity outperforms COVID-19 vaccines. 

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