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    Hello!

    Is the use of "diseases" correct here, please? :

    "There is a high number of Alzheimer's diseases in my hometown;

    Thanks a lot
    Will

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    Re: diseases

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is the use of "diseases" correct here, please? :

    "There is a high number of Alzheimer's diseases in my hometown;

    Thanks a lot
    Will
    I don't think so. There is only one particular disease called Alzheimer's (although there are many other forms of dementia) so we wouldn't pluralise it. I would suggest:

    Many people in my hometown suffer from Alzheimer's.

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    Re: diseases

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is the use of "diseases" correct here, please? : No.
    "There is a high number of Alzheimer's diseases in my hometown;

    Rather, "There is a high incidence of Alzheimer's disease in my hometown."

    Thanks a lot
    Will
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