Facts About Various Neurological Health Conditions
- Alzheimer’s disease affects 4.5 million Americans.
- It is estimated that one in six people will develop Alzheimer’s disease.
- The number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease has doubled since 1980.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in California.
- 25% of women and 8% of men will experience a migraine once in their lifetime.
- Migraines have a tendency to run in the family: four out of five migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines.
- Approximately one in 272 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
- 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year.
- Advancing age is the only known risk factor for the development of Parkinson’s disease (excluding early-onset type).
- 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with Epilepsy each year.
- Epilepsy and seizures affect 3 million Americans according to the Epilepsy foundation.
- 10% of American population will experience a seizure.
- Approximately 350,000-500,00 people are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the United States.
- Women are twice as likely to develop MS than men.
- Multiple Sclerosis is the most common and disabling Neurological disorder in young adults.
- MS is most likely to occur between the ages of 20-50