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Neurology September 15, 2022

Can You Answer 5 Questions About Alzheimer's Disease?

According to the Alzheimer's Association, an estimated 6.5 million Americans ages 65 and older are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. This number will only increase as the U.S. population 65 years old and older continues to grow. To better understand the impact of Alzheimer's, physicians and other medical professionals should stay up to date on the latest statistics. Here are five questions to test your knowledge on neurodegenerative disease.


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  1. Of the total U.S. population, about how many people ages 65 and older have Alzheimer's dementia in 2022?

    1. 1 in 7 people
    2. 1 in 9 people
    3. 1 in 11 people
  2. Of the 6.5 million Americans ages 65 and older with Alzheimer's, how many are women?

    1. 2 million
    2. 3.5 million
    3. 4 million
  3. Alzheimer's is deadlier than which two cancers combined?

    1. breast cancer and prostate cancer
    2. liver cancer and leukemia
    3. colorectal cancer and pancreatic cancer
  4. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to what percent increase in Alzheimer's and dementia deaths?

    1. 12% increase
    2. 17% increase
    3. 20% increase
  5. By 2050, the number of people ages 65+ with Alzheimer's is projected to reach ___?

    1. 12.7 million
    2. 15.2 million
    3. 18.3 million
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