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03/19/2013 10:30 am ET

Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly

sad senior man looking down...
sad senior man looking down...

Alzheimer's disease doesn't just steal memories. It takes lives.

The disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and figures released Tuesday by the Alzheimer's Association show that deaths from the disease increased by 68 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Read more on NPR

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