Early Onset Alzheimer’s Diagnoses Have Tripled, New Study Says

The number of younger Americans aged 30 to 64 with Alzheimer’s disease has tripled, a new analysis out of Blue Cross Blue Shield finds. Early onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis rates increased by 200 percent between 2013 and 2017.

“Diagnosis rates for both [early onset Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s disease] are rising in younger adults, with the average age of someone living with either form of dementia at 49 years old,” the authors of the report wrote.

“These health trends indicate a need for a focus on appropriate care and support for individuals with either form of dementia and support for their caregivers as the disease progresses,” they continued.

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