Alzheimer’s Deaths on the Rise
The Centers for Disease Control says the number of people dying from Alzheimer’s Disease has jumped 54.5 percent since 1999. Data also show that an increasing number of those that died of the illness did so at home instead of in hospitals and other medical facilities. In 2014, 24.9 percent of Alzheimer’s patients died at home compared to 13.9 percent in 1999.
According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s disease currently affects an estimated 5.5 million adults in the U.S. and is expected to affect 13.8 million U. S. adults aged 65 years and older by 2050.
Read more at the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.