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Fact #6. Alzheimer’s medications (and other interventions) are most effective during the early course of the disease.  A huge number of people with AD are not fortunate enough to be eligible to receive the full benefits of AD medication-because they are diagnosed too late.

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FACT #5. Symptoms of AD commonly go untreated for the first 7 years of the disease (unless regular screening is performed).  This time span allows the disease ample time to spread throughout the brain, causing permanent damage.

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FACT #4. After its onset, Alzheimer’s disease typically follows a 14-year course; diagnosis usually occurs during year number 8 through 10.

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FACT #3. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia-accounting for 65% of dementia cases worldwide.

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FACT #2. The number of people living with AD today (over 5 million) is predicted to triple by the year 2050.

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Fact #1. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and it is the ONLY one of the top 10 diseases that cannot be cured.