Fade To Darkness: The Age of Alzheimer’s
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Saturday, March 03, 2012
The age of Alzheimer's is upon us. As the country’s 78 million baby boomers turn 65 -- the age when the disease significantly increases -- cases of Alzheimer's are expected to skyrocket. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 10 million -- one in eight -- boomers will develop the disease. Alzheimer's is a debilitating brain disorder that destroys memory, as well as the ability to speak and function. There is still no way to prevent or cure the disease and experts warn that unless progress is made soon, the coming explosion of cases may be the greatest health crisis facing the nation.