One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another type of dementia in the United States, according to new research from the Alzheimer's Association released this week.

The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases—such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke—continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer's deaths continue to rise , increasing 68 percent from 2000-10.

"Unfortunately, today there are no Alzheimer's survivors. If you have Alzheimer's disease, you either die from it or die with it," Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association said in a statement. "Urgent, meaningful action is necessary, particularly as more and more people age into greater risk for developing a disease that today has no cure and no way to slow or stop its progression."

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