NBC Nightly News (5/9, story 9, 0:25, Williams) reported, “New numbers on memory loss raising concerns of a full blown Alzheimer’s crisis for the generation now entering middle age. One in eight Americans over 60 now report increasing memory loss.”
Bloomberg News (5/9, Armour) reported, “About one-third of those Americans also said they had functional difficulties including the ability to work or do household chores, according to a report…from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention” published in the May 10 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. However, “only 19 percent of the people with memory loss or confusion discussed their problems with a health-care provider.” The findings come “from a 2011 survey of almost 60,000 people in 21 states, the CDC said.”
— “One in 8 Americans at Least 60 Report Memory Loss, “Stephanie Armour, Bloomberg News, May 9, 2013.