06/19/2014 10:37 am ET Updated Jun 19, 2014

Most People Think Alzheimer's Is A Normal Part Of Aging

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A multinational survey released today found that 59 percent of people incorrectly believe that Alzheimer’s disease is a typical part of aging.

"People misunderstand that Alzheimer's really is a disease," Angela Geiger of the Alzheimer's Association, which led the survey, told me. "It's fatal. And it's going to be affecting more and more people, whether or not it runs in their family."

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