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Modest Research Breakthroughs Can Make a Big Difference
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According to the new Alzheimer’s Association report “The Changing Trajectory of Alzheimer's Disease: A National Imperative,” the number of Americans age 65 or older who will have Alzheimer’s disease is projected to reach 13.5 million by 2050.

But the report also shows that a research breakthrough that delays onset by a mere five years would decrease the total number of Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s by more than 40%, from 13.5 million to
7.7 million in 2050.

And while a treatment breakthrough that slowed disease progression would actually increase the number of people over the age of 65 with Alzheimer’s because more people would be living longer with it, such a breakthrough would decrease the number of those in the severe stage from 6.5 million to 1.2 million by 2050.

For more on the benefits of investing in Alzheimer research, read the entire trajectory report at www.alz.org/trajectory.

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