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Teen Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Research in Her Grandmother’s Memory

The numbers of Alzheimer's diagnoses are rising

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and is slowly climbing the ranks as more cases appear. After receiving their initial diagnosis, patients usually live 8 to 9 years, which is when the disease affects areas of the brain that are vital for sustaining important bodily functions.