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Jun 15, 2011 12:39 PM by Andy Koen

Alzheimer's cases expected to grow as boomers age

The risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia increases by 10 percent for people over the age of 65 and by 50 percent for those over age 85. Millions of baby boomers are turning 65 this year and projections are that more than 20 million Americans will be diagnosed with the disease over the next two decades.

The advances in Alzheimer's research and prevention will be the focus of a lecture give by Dr. Paul A. Bell, a psychology professor at Colorado State University, next week at the CSU-Pueblo campus. The speech will be given at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, in room 205 of the Life Sciences Building.

The guest lecture is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter, the College of Science and Mathematics at CSU-Pueblo and the Regional Access to Graduate Education Program.

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