3/19/2013 – Alzheimer's 'Epidemic' Now A Deadlier Threat To Elderly

Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t just steal memories. It takes lives.

The disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and figures released Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association show that deaths from the disease increased by 68 percent between 2000 and 2010.

Read/listen to the full story at National Public Radio.