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Alzheimer's Disease

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About Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease affects approximately 4.5 million Americans and nearly 50% of Americans aged 85 years or older, according to an estimate by the National Institute on Aging. As the baby-boom generation ages, Alzheimer's disease is likely to become an even greater public health issue over the next 20 years. Current research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is focused on a variety of factors related to diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, including neuroimaging, genetics, mild cognitive impairment, inflammation, antioxidants, ginkgo biloba, and estrogen.