Thomson ReutersFebruary 6, 2013 18:30
* Without a cure, Americans over 65 with disease to reach 13.8 million
* Policymakers called upon to prepare for increase
By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. residents aged 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple to 13.8 million by 2050 as aging baby boomers swell the ranks of those living with the brain-wasting disease, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.