Column: Mysterious killer afflicts 5M in U.S.

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Dr. Patrick Goldsmith
Guest columnist

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating forms of dementia, afflicted 5.3 million Americans in 2015 – two-thirds of them women.
Between 2000 and 2013, deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s increased by 71 percent. The number one cause of death, heart disease, decreased 14 percent during the same period. Of the top ten diseases in America, some believe that Alzheimer’s is the only one that cannot be prevented or cured.

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