Alzheimer’s disease cases rising - Odessa American

Nearly one out of every eight Texans over 60 is affected by confusion or memory loss and nearly 80 percent of them have not seen a doctor about their condition, according to a news release from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia cases have been on the rise as medical advances have advanced to allow humans to live longer and become more vulnerable, Dr. Chau Le, a geriatrician with Texas Tech Physicians, said.

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