Report: One In Three US Adults Dies With Dementia.

USA Today (3/19, Lloyd) reports, “A new report showing one in three older adults dies with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is raising concerns about the disease’s ‘pervasive’ scope and the spiraling costs of care,” according to a report to be released March 18 by the Alzheimer’s Association. The report found that “deaths from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have increased 68% from 2000 to 2010.” USA Today adds, “The Alzheimer’s numbers ‘are simply staggering,’ says Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, the federal agency overseeing research for 233 areas of disease.”

The New York Daily News (3/19, Evans) reports, “Records released Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control show that the degenerative brain disease was the cause of death for 83,494 people in 2010 and was listed as a contributing factor for 26,488 additional people.” Currently, “Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, and the fifth leading cause of death in people over 65.”

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— “One in three elderly have dementia when they die, “Janice Lloyd, USA Today, March 19, 2013.

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