Alzheimer’s disease is truly a devastating one that can take away a person’s identity. Sadly, scientists are not making any progresses when it comes to finding a cure and more and more people are suffering from it.
In America, it appears that the numbers have risen since 2017. Last year there were 5.5 people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease as well as other dementias. Sadly, that number went up to 5.7 this year, and it appears that even more people will be affected in the future.
The numbers differ
It is quite difficult to estimate how many people suffer from Alzheimer’s. That is because researchers have a hard time trying to count the cases. The disease is not surveilled nationally and it is not always clear when a patient has a “mild cognitive impairment” or some sort of dementia.
As a result of that, the numbers might be different for each research. However, researchers agree on one thing. For example, they all say that there will be an increase in Alzheimer cases, and that will happen because of the aging of the population.
Who is more vulnerable?
There are more women that have Alzheimer’s than men. However, there is a logical reason behind it. Women tend to live longer than men, and since this disease targets older persons, it makes sense that there more women affected. For example, persons who are 85 years old have all the same risk, and in that case there is no difference between men and women.
Scientists have also noticed that there is a higher risk for Hispanics and African-Americans than it is for white people. It also appears that the risk for Asian-Americans is lower, but there aren’t enough studies that focus on this to be sure.
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