Scientists believe that many factors influence when Alzheimer's disease begins and how it progresses.
Increasing age is the most important known risk factor for Alzheimer's. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65. About one-third of all people age 85 and older may have Alzheimer's disease.
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Seventy eight percent of adults in the U.S. who receive long-term care at home get all their care from family and friends.
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DR. NATHANIEL HEINTZ
SETTING THE COURSE FOR ALZHEIMER’S RESEARCH
The Fisher Center lab’s new director will lead the search for an Alzheimer’s cure.