Alzheimer’s Disease – How Common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s Disease – How common is Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease predominantly affects people the age of 65 years, although a reasonable number of cases are found between the ages of 40 to 65 years.
Alzheimer’s disease falls under disorder of dementia which is discussed in another module.
Alzheimer’s is one of the most common under the category of dementia.
Around 7% of people over the age of 65 go on to develop dementia. This statistic worsens for people over the age of 80, where this more than doubles to 16%. When people between the ages of 40 and 65 years of age develop Alzheimer’s, it is referred to as early onset young onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The statistic here is also concerning as this population represents 5% all Alzheimer’s cases.