Alzheimer’s May Cause the Deaths of Half a Million Americans Annually

The deaths appear to be linked to impairment over time of the brain’s ability to control heart rate and breathing, researchers reported.

Official estimates have blamed Alzheimer’s disease (AD) for the deaths of about 85,000 Americans each year, but new research suggests the true number of AD deaths may be closer to 500,000 annually. In a study that tracked about 2,600 initially healthy older adults for eight years, scientists found that more than a third of fatalities […]

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