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Alzheimer's Disease FAQs (cont.)

Who gets Alzheimer's disease?

  • Approximately 5.3 million Americans and more than 30 million people worldwide have Alzheimer's disease.
  • The disease affects all races and ethnic groups.
  • Alzheimer's disease seems to affect more women than men.
  • Alzheimer's disease mainly affects people aged 60 years and older. The risk of developing Alzheimer's disease increases with age.
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