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Dementia Related Deaths Increase

Published March 26, 2013 3:13 PM by Brian Garavaglia

The number of deaths from Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia continues to increase at a staggering rate. Currently, one in every three older adults dies from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. 

More astonishing is that while other major forms of disease have decreased, deaths from AD and other dementias has increased dramatically. 

Since 2000, deaths from HIV dropped by 42%, stroke by 23%, and heart disease by 16%. Deaths from AD and other forms of dementia increased by 68%.  Read more on this alarming trend here

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    Brian Garavaglia, PhD
    Occupation: Long-term care administrator
    Setting: Sterling Heights, Mich.
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