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October 16, 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Eighty-two percent of seniors indicate they believe it is important to have their thinking and memory check but only sixteen percent received regular cognitive assessments. This is important because every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease. 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million. Between 2000 and 2017, deaths from Alzheimer’s increased 145%. To break this astounding statistic down even further, one...

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