3/8/2012 – About 800,000 in U.S. have Alzheimer's – live alone

Roughly 800,000 people in the United States have Alzheimer’s and live alone, according to an Alzheimer’s Association report released today. That’s about 1 in 7 people who have Alzheimer’s – and the rate is probably higher in big cities, where elderly adults are more likely to live alone. In San Francisco, public health experts estimate that up to 40 percent of people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia live alone.

Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle