Letters to the Editor

By Science News, 12:07 PM April 4, 2013

Pacing Alzheimer’s
Science Stats “Alzheimer’s Advancing” (SN: 3/9/13, p. 4) reports a new analysis extrapolating from 2010 U.S. Census data that concludes Alzheimer’s disease will triple by 2050. Omitted in such an analysis is the accelerating advance of science and medicine over the next 40 years. The gloomy prediction makes little sense unless science stops short while the disease continues to progress.
Michael Edelstein, San Francisco, Calif.

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