Can You Die From Alzheimer's Disease?

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On Death and Dying; Causes of Death in Alzheimer's Disease

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported this year that in 2006 Alzheimer's disease moved up one place to become the 6th leading cause of death in the USA. 72,914 Americans died of the disease. While life expectancy for Americans increased to an average 78.1years, statistics showed that Alzheimer's disease was the only one of the 15 leading cause of death where death rates increased (age is one of the major risk factors for Alzheimer's).


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