Thursday, July 21, 2011

Survey Reveals Worry of Alzheimer's Disease

Survey findings presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris on Wednesday showed that Alzheimer's is the second-most feared disease after cancer.

The telephone survey consisted of 2,678 adults aged 18 and older across the United States and Europe and was conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe.

Participants were asked to identify the sickness they had the most concern for out of a list of several diseases including cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The results showed that approximately 25 percent of respondents from four of the five countries most feared getting Alzheimer's.

The survey found that most participants would seek testing for Alzheimer's even if they had not experienced any symptoms of the disease.

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