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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, affecting millions of people worldwide. The disease currently has no cure and it worsens as it progresses, eventually leading to death.
AD is typically diagnosed in people over age 65, but some people can experience an early onset, although this is less prevalent. Alzheimer’s disease affected 26.6 million people worldwide as of 2006, and is estimated to affect 1 in 85 people worldwide by 2050.
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