Baby Boomers Most at Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease


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The number of people contracting Alzheimer’s Disease is on the rise and Baby Boomers pose a large risk.

FOX’s Alex Hein with details in your “Housecall for Health”:

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With our increasing lifespan comes an increased risk of age-related diseases, and as Baby Boomers get older, more and more are being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. So much so, that the CDC reported a 54 percent jump from 1999 to 2014.

Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. with more than 93,000 deaths recorded in 2014. It affects 5.5 million adults in the U.S. and is expected to affect 13.8 million adults over age 65 by year 2050.

The report also noted that more patients with Alzheimer’s are dying at home rather than in a medical facility, likely placing a further burden on family members and caregivers.

The number of people who died at home increased to 24.9 percent in 2014, which was up from 13.9 percent in 1999.

For more on this story, check FOXNewsHealth.com.

Housecall for Health, I’m Alex Hein, FOX News.

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