Alzheimer's Assignment - Elena Burgess Life Span Psychology Professor Rothschild-Massa September 3 2016 Alzheimers 1 The disorder I chose to learn more

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Elena Burgess Life Span Psychology Professor Rothschild-Massa September 3, 2016 Alzheimer’s 1. The disorder I chose to learn more about is Alzheimer’s disease. 2. According to Alzheimer’s Association, the greatest risk for the onset of Alzheimer’s is advanced age. Most people who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are 65 years and older. There have been people younger than 65 to develop Alzheimer’s, but these are very rare cases. It is also known that more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s than men. Alissa Sauer from Alzheimer’s Research shows some great statistics of women and men with Alzheimer’s. At the age of 65, 1 in 6 women have a chance of getting Alzheimer’s while men have a 1 in 11 chance. There are about 5 million people in the United States with Alzheimer’s and out that 5 million, 3.2 million are women. Sauer also states that women who are in their 60’s are two times as likely to get Alzheimer's than getting breast cancer.
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