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Alzheimer's only major disease that's getting worse, not better

I'm doing some research into dementia, and it's fascinating how Alzheimer's is the sleeping giant - that is really waking up. From the National Center for Health Statistics, we see that Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Based on mortality data from 2000-2008, death rates have declined for most major diseases – heart disease (-13 percent), breast cancer (-3 percent), prostate cancer (-8 percent), stroke (-20 percent) and HIV/AIDS (-29) − while deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen 66 percent during the same period.

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