Everyone knows that Alzheimer’s strikes some senior citizens, but many folks assume that it is a relatively minor percentage. In fact, the numbers are surprising, and not in a good way.
Overall, 10 percent of people that have attained senior citizen status have contracted the disease, and the number exceeds 30 percent when you focus on elders 85 years of age and older.
This is a significant number, and it is likely that you will live into your mid-80s once you reach the age of 67. And of course, there are other conditions that cause dementia.