Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: Alzheimer’s

Wow, its 7:14 pm Eastern Standard time. I almost missed today’s Mature Market Experts blog entry. I’ve been on the road all day visiting some extraordinary clients. I have a very cool job. Anyway, since I started the stat of day, I haven’t missed a weekday entry. Since Cal Ripken Jr. is one of my heroes (his 2,632 straight games is a monument to work ethic), I raced home to get this one in:

What’s the mature markets biggest fear? Certainly, Alzheimer’s is near the top of the list. Currently, approximately 4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. (National Institute on Aging)

By 2050, the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to reach 12 to 15 million. (National Institute on Aging)

In 2000, about 40% of Alzheimer’s patients were age 85 and over. By 2050, the number is expected to grow to 60%. (National Institute on Aging)

In 2050, Alzheimer’s disease is expected to affect 8 million people 85 years old and over. (National Institute on Aging)



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