New estimate says 46 million Americans turned to Alzheimer's disease

About 50 million Americans may be in the early stages that lead to Alzheimer's disease at this time, according to a new prognosis.

And 6 million people probably have it now, the team at the University of California in Los Angeles estimated.

The prognosis is based on a large number of assumptions, as well as on some hard data, but it is the best estimate of the severity of Alzheimer's disease in the country in the coming years, said Keith Fargo, of the Association of Alzheimer, who did not participate in the investigation.

A new study projects that 46.7 million Americans have evidence that they are at risk of developing Alzheimer's