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Jan282011

Report: Millions of Baby Boomers Will Face Alzheimer's

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day this year, one in eight of them are expected to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report by the Alzheimer's Association.

The report, titled "Generation Alzheimer’s," predicts an estimated 10 million baby boomers will either die with or from Alzheimer’s.  The disease, which is among the top 10 causes of death in America, is the only one that isn't preventable or curable.

The National Institutes of Health spends only $480 million a year on research for Alzheimer’s, compared to the more than $6 billion, $4 billion and $3 billion it spends on research for cancer, heart disease and HIV/AIDS, respectively.

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