Alzheimer’s deaths jump over 50 percent in US, expected to rise

Deaths from one disease see sharp spike in US — and rates are expected to continue rising

CHICAGO, May 25 (Reuters) – U.S. deaths from Alzheimer’s disease rose by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014, and rates are expected to continue to rise, reflecting the nation’s aging population and increasing life expectancy, American researchers said on Thursday.

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