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Alzheimer's rates will rise dramatically over the next 40 years

Posted: 4:04 PM, Sep 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-24 07:24:34-04

Rates of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in the U.S. will double by 2060.

That's according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control.

It projects the burden of Alzheimer's disease will grow to nearly 14-million people, or roughly 3-percent of the population in 2060.

Hispanic Americans will likely have the greatest increase due to population growth, but whites will still have the largest total number of Alzheimer's cases.