Report: Alzheimer's cases could total 100 million by 2050

06/10/2007 | Forbes

The number of Alzheimer's cases worldwide is growing at "an alarming rate," according to a new report. From the current 26.6 million patients, the number could reach 100 million by 2050. The huge increase could have "a devastating effect" on the world's economies, the report said. However, even modest advances in preventing Alzheimer's or delaying its progression could have a huge impact on global public health.

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