A new report shows that this brain disease is the fastest growing threat to health in the U.S.
A team at the University of Washington looked at
Alzheimer's trends and found it's already up 392 percent as a cause of
As an overall cause of death, how many people die of Alzheimer's instead of something else is up more than 500 percent.
Groups like the Alzheimer's Association have been warning that America will have to cope with mass numbers of Alzheimer's disease as the population ages.
A report last month projected that the number of patients with this untreatable form of dementia will triple in the next 40 years, to 13.8 million in 2050.
The team at the University of Washington in Seattle looked at thousands of sources of data, from individual death certificates to global surveys on illness, for their report.