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What we know about Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US and 45 million current Americans will develop Alzheimer’s disease

A significant portion of what we now know about Alzheimer’s disease and related types of dementia has been learned in just the last 15 years. Some of the biggest breakthroughs have come in the last 5 years. 

Survival rate is 3-11 years post diagnosis

It affects 3 times as many women as men due to menopause and hysterectomies

Patients often told there is nothing that can be done to treat cognitive decline, and the current treatment for Alzheimer’s is a mono therapy approach with medication

 

Doctors often have limited time to spend with their patients, often leaving families to navigate the road alone.