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Number Of Americans With Alzheimer’s Expected To More Than Double By 2050

A section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Muse...

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Above: A section of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2003.

Number Of Americans With Alzheimer's Expected To More Than Double By 2050

GUESTS:

Ana Gonzalez Seda, director of programs, San Diego Imperial Counties Alzheimer’s Association

Dr. Jim Brewer, director, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UC San Diego

Transcript

Kenny Goldberg's update on the Alzheimer’s Association release of its latest list of facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment.

More and more families across America are seeing their loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease — 5.7 million Americans are currently living with the disease and that number is expected to increase to 14 million by 2050.

It’s an increase that health officials have expected for years, as the population continues to age.

The Alzheimer’s Association released its latest list of facts and figures about the disease on Tuesday.

Ana Gonzalez Seda, director of programs at the San Diego Imperial Counties Alzheimer’s Association, and Dr. Jim Brewer, chair of the department of neurosciences and director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at UC San Diego, join Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the latest report.

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