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Alzheimer’s Kills More in U.S. as Advocates Seek Funding

Deaths linked to Alzheimer’s have increased in the last decade while those for stroke, breast cancer and HIV have dropped, said researchers calling for more funding for the memory-robbing disease.

Without treatment breakthroughs, the number of people in the U.S. ages 65 and older whose memories and personalities are claimed by the disease will more than double to 13.8 million in 2050, according to a report released today by the Alzheimer’s Association.