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by Gatwiri Muthara, AARP, June 25, 2018
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50 million people worldwide have dementia.
Every three seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia.
Dementia is the fifth-leading cause of death globally.
More people die from dementia than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Age is the greatest risk factor in dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.
In the United States, almost two-thirds of dementia patients are women.
16 million Americans provided 18 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in 2017.
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