Alzheimer’s Epidemic Expected To Hit Tompkins County
A new study finds that more than 320,000 New Yorkers are living with Alzheimer's disease and Tompkins County could be hit with an Alzheimer's epidemic.
Data from Cornell University shows Tompkins County is expected to see a 60% increase in seniors suffering from Alzheimer's between 2000 and 2035. Nationally, the number of Alzheimer's deaths increased 68% overall between 2000 and 2010. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the U-S, with one-in-three seniors succumbing to the disease.