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Myths About Alzheimer's

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(NBC)  At least 44-million people across the world suffer from alzheimer's disease, but a new survey reveals the condition is widely misunderstood.

Nearly 60-percent of people mistakenly believe Alzheimer's is a typical part of aging while 40-percent think the disease is not fatal. It often is. The survey of people in 12 countries also found over one-third of people incorrectly assume you have to have a family history to be at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Despite these misconceptions, when asked what disease or condition they were most afraid of getting, Alzheimer's ranked second behind cancer.

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