10 Million Baby Boomers Face Alzheimer's Epidemic
April 01, 2008
Approximately 10 million American baby boomers will develop Alzheimer‘s disease in their lifetime. This will place enormous strains on the U.S. health-care system.
At least 5.2 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer‘s. By 2010, there will be 500,000 new cases each year, and nearly one million new cases annually by 2050.
The disease is now the seventh deadliest illness in the nation.