Alzheimers Rates Expected to Increase Over 20% Over Next Decade

The number of Michigan residents living with Alzheimers is projected to increase nearly 25% over the next 10 years. About 180,000 Michiganders are currently living with the disease. Most cases of Alzheimers are diagnosed after age 65. Doctors say plaque build-up in the brain causes symptoms of the disease. Theresa Gierzynski is Program Coordinator at the Greater Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She tells discusses the top 10 symptoms with WDET’s Amy Miller

 

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About the Author

Amy Miller

Reporter/Producer

Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.

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