Did you know September is World Alzheimer's Month? The facts are alarming. A person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease every 68 seconds. It is the sixth leading cause of death in this country, and yes you can die from this disease. My husband died at the age of 58. People in their 30's, 40's and 50's do develop this disease. By the time people reach their 80's , there is a 50-50 chance that they will have Alzheimer's.