5 states expected to see the biggest increase in Alzheimer's disease
from Motley Fool
Cancer and heart disease may be far more prevalent killers, but Alzheimer's disease is certainly no ailment to overlook, considering that it's the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. According to statistics from the Alzheimer's Association, or AA, one in nine Americans age 65 or older has Alzheimer's. While an Alzheimer's diagnosis might seem like it would be at random on a state-by-state basis, there are clearly states whose rate of diagnosis is expected to soar during the coming decade. Based on estimates from the AA in its 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, here are five states that are projected to see their Alzheimer's diagnoses soar by a minimum of 54.5 percent between 2014 and 2025.
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