Mortality from Alzheimer's disease in the United States: data for 2000 and 2010.

@article{TejadaVera2013MortalityFA,
  title={Mortality from Alzheimer's disease in the United States: data for 2000 and 2010.},
  author={Betzaida Tejada-Vera},
  journal={NCHS data brief},
  year={2013},
  volume={116},
  pages={1-8}
}
In 2010, Alzheimer's disease was the underlying cause for a total of 83,494 deaths and was classified as a contributing cause for an additional 26,488 deaths (1). Mortality from Alzheimer's disease has steadily increased during the last 30 years. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause for people aged 65 years and over (1). An estimated 5.4 million persons in the United States have Alzheimer's disease (2). The cost of health care… CONTINUE READING

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