Over half of people with Alzheimer’s not given diagnosis

The Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, released on Tuesday, provides an in-depth look at the prevalence, incidence, mortality and economic impact of Alzheimer’s – all of which continue to rise at staggering rates as the American population ages.

Among its findings, only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. In contrast, more than 90% of people with the four most common cancers say they were told the diagnosis.

Read the full text of the 2015 Facts and Figures report.

 

David Wingate is an elder law attorney practicing in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland. The law practice consists of Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Trusts, Asset Protection and Medicaid

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