If You Forget, Does It Mean Alzheimer's? | Blogs
Recently, I couldn’t recall the first name of someone I’d known for years. It didn’t take more than a few seconds for me to grab it, but why did it take even that long? I should have known it instantly. It scares me that I didn’t because my mother has Alzheimer’s disease. If I inherited her blue eyes, maybe I’ll also inherit her Alzheimer’s.
An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease.
- 200, 000 people with Alzheimer’s disease are under the age of 65
- 5.2 million are 65 and older
- About 2.3 million are 85 and older
When you hit 65 you’ve got a 13% chance of developing it and if you’re fortunate enough to reach 85, which I plan to do, it’s nearly 50 – 50. Read more.