Report predicts that 10 million baby boomers could develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime
The Alzheimers Association released a report yesterday with some frightening estimates regarding the future of the brain-wasting disease. One out of every eight baby boomers are likely to develop Alzheimers at some point, and the disease is now the seventh deadliest in the country.
By 2010, there will be 500,000 new cases each year. By 2050, that number will jump to a million. This means the costs of caring for these patients are, naturally, going to jump dramatically.