March 9, 2010
The Alzheimer's Association's latest report shows 130,000 people in Virginia are living with Alzheimer's disease. That number is expected to increase to 160,000 people with Alzheimer's in Virginia by 2025.
The report also highlights the impact of the disease on different racial and ethnic groups.
"We know that the incidence is higher among African-Americans," said Ellen Phipps of the Alzheimer's Association. "For reasons we don't necessarily know, they aren't getting diagnosed as much as they should be."