A new estimate indicates that the number of Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease could triple over the next 4 decades, if there is no progress made in treatment soon. Any Social Security disability attorney would also be very concerned about the implications for these patients, considering the slowness with which disability claims are currently processed by the Social Security Administration.
Fortunately, The Social Security Administration recently added early onset/younger onset Alzheimer’s disease to its Compassionate Allowances program, which means that people who suffer from these conditions could have their Social Security Disability Insurance claim processed quicker.
The new estimates were reported in the journal Neurology, and researchers say that by the year 2050, there will be at least 40 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, which normally affects senior citizens, and results in symptoms like cognitive deterioration, mental impairment, and a progressive loss of memory.