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Alzheimer’s Disease Or Dementia: Death From Disease Has Risen 55 Percent

Update Date: Jun 08, 2017 03:59 AM EDT
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Get to know how fatality from Alzheimer’s disease has increased in the US. (Photo : YouTube / Defying Dementia)

Much is known about Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, which is recognized as a memory loss disease that takes place after 60 to 65 years of age. However, recent reports showed that the rate of people living in the United States expiring from it rose by 55 percent in the last 15 years.

The new data is revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The statistics also showed that the number of the patients suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia also rose from 14 percent to 25 percent between 2009 and 2014.

Present Rate Of Growth Can Lead To 16 Million Patients By 2050

Dr. Anne Schuchat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Acting Director said in a statement that millions of Americans and their family members are intensely affected by Alzheimer’s. “As the number of older Americans with Alzheimer’s disease rises, more family members are taking on the emotionally and physically challenging role of caregiver than ever before,” Dr. Anne Schuchat added.

Presently, more than five million American are living with it. The number is expected to rise to 16 million by 2050. Apart from the United States, the other countries like the Southwest, the Midwest and the West Coast have the highest rates of people from this disease, Fox 8 suggested.

Does The Use Of Aluminum Foil Increase The Risk Of Alzheimer’s?

According to ABC’s WZZM 13, a new question has recently caught attention after receiving it from numerous viewers - can using aluminum foil in food preparation increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? It is said that cooking under high temperatures with acidic foods (containing spice and salt) can generate a good amount of aluminum, compared to the amount generated from the foil into the food.

The WHO suggested that 40 mg of aluminum per 2.2 lbs of body weight is a safe amount for any human to intake daily. Hence the answer is "No", there is no risk of Alzheimer’s disease for using aluminum foil for a long period of time.

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