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2009 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures

Posted Apr 02 2009 12:53pm
The 2009 edition of Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures is now available from the Alzheimer's Association.

Some facts:
  • Every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's
  • 5. 3 million people are currently suffering from Alzheimer's
  • Alzheimer's is now the sixth leading cause of death (surpassing diabetes)
  • there are now 9.9 million unpaid caregivers in America (just like me)
  • One in eight people aged 65 or older suffers from Alzheimer's disease

To get a copy of a copy of the 2009 Alzheimer's Diseases Facts and Figuresclick here.
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Bob DeMarco is a citizen journalist, blogger, and Caregiver. In addition to being an experienced writer he taught at the University of Georgia , was an Associate Director and Limited Partner at Bear Stearns, the CEO of IP Group, and a mentor. Bob currently resides in Delray Beach, FL where he cares for his mother, Dorothy, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. He has written more than 500 articles with more than 11,000 links to his work on the Internet. His content has been syndicated on Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Pluck, Blog Critics, and a growing list of newspaper websites. Bob is actively seeking syndication and writing assignments.

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