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According to Credo Reference, "the rising proportion of senior citizens in the population is resulting in increased incidents of Alzheimer's; 30% of people over the age of 84 are affected by the disease."
To learn more, take a look at Credo's topic page on Alzheimer's Disease, which highlights information from Black's Medical Dictionary, 42nd ed.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America has some downloadable information sheets and other resources. Other organizations that could help are the Alzheimer's Association and the National Institute on Aging.
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