He said: 'There is a lot of fear and uncertainty about Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause among those aged 65 and older.
Mood-People with Alzheimer's may become confused, depressed, anxious, suspicious and/or upset.
A precursor to Alzheimer's disease is dementia, and it has been found in clinical practices that if the warning signs are picked up early, it helps in the overall management of the disease.
The health, social and economic costs of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) among older Americans are projected to double by 2060, according to new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study was published online September 19 in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. The study says there are now almost 3.2 women in the USA living with dementia, compared to almost 1.8 million men.
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However, the disease is not an immediate decline and people can live normal lives for years after their diagnosis, experts say. It shows "that as the US population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise, especially among minority populations", CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said in a statement.
Asians and Native Americans were relatively less likely to have or at least be given an Alzheimer's diagnosis, with respective rates of 8.4 and 9.1 percent of the populations being struck.
By 2060, the CDC researchers estimated that 3.2 million Hispanics and 2.2 million black Americans will be afflicted with Alzheimer's or a related dementia.
Alzheimer's disease renders people unable to care for themselves, and that has a ripple effect on society.
That means more assistance - both in terms of personally and money - will be required of the U.S. government.
Hilary Evans, the chief executive, said: "In the same way medical research has overcome other diseases in the past, we can make the same breakthroughs for people affected by dementia and their families".