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Toll of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia growing in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Rising rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are becoming a public health crisis that needs immediate attention and much more community and government planning, local health and social service officials warn.

More than 5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s, according to a new report by the Alzheimer’s Association, a Chicago nonprofit agency that supports research into the disease. That number is expected to triple to 13.8 million by 2050, its researchers projected.