A new report finds a troubling disconnect between some seniors and their doctors, meaning they might not be getting tested for memory loss. Denise Saxman, a care consultant with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, answered some vital questions on the topic.
Some Alzheimer’s facts:
- 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019
- 200,000 under the age of 65
- 110,000 in Indiana
- By 2025 the number is expected to increase of 27 percent
- In Indiana, an 18 percent increase
- Sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
- Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 145 percent between 2000 and 2017
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