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HEALTHCURRENTS – Alzheimer’s: Signs & Symptoms

Alzheimer’s: Signs & Symptoms

Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to triple by 2050. This year alone, the cost for caring with those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to exceed $259 billion in 2017, increasing to $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by mid-century.

The toll the disease takes in lives and dollars is devastating, but like heart disease, the more we know the earlier we can help all affected. This month on HealthCurrents we talk to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kirsten Mitchell about the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease.