U.S. Alzheimer's increase said to stem from longer lives

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease has increased by 10% in the past five years, raising the estimated number to more than 5 million, a report says. The Alzheimer's Association said about 7.7 million are expected to have the disease by 2030, in part because advances in treating heart disease, cancer and other ailments are extending lives long enough for the onset of Alzheimer's.

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