Alzheimer's Disease on the Rise

July 13, 2000

The World Alzheimer Congress is currently underway in Washington, D.C. This meeting brings together researchers from all over the world to discuss what they know about Alzheimer's disease and how to treat this brain disorder.

In a fact sheet released by the Alzheimer's Association it was reported that 12 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease. The number of cases is expected to reach 22 million by the year 2025 unless a cure is found. Scientists are searching for treatments for this disorder that kills neurons and affects memory and other cognitive functions. This research should one day lead to effective therapies that will not only slow the rate of this devastating disease, but eliminate it completely.

Number of people worldwide estimated
to have Alzheimer's Disease

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