Epidemiology of Alzheimer disease.

  title={Epidemiology of Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Richard Mayeux and Yaakov Stern},
  journal={Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine},
  volume={2 8}
The global prevalence of dementia has been estimated to be as high as 24 million, and is predicted to double every 20 years until at least 2040. As the population worldwide continues to age, the number of individuals at risk will also increase, particularly among the very old. Alzheimer disease is the leading cause of dementia beginning with impaired memory. The neuropathological hallmarks of Alzheimer disease include diffuse and neuritic extracellular amyloid plaques in brain that are… CONTINUE READING
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