Alzheimer's Disease costs U.S. society over $100 billion annually, making it the 3rd most costly disease after heart disease and cancer.
Alzheimer's Disease affects 1 out of every 4 people over the age of 75, and 1 out of 3 people over 80.
Presently, there are 35 million cases of Alzheimer's Disease worldwide. This number is expected to increase to 115.4 million by 2050.
ADDF New York Times Letter To the Editor. Key to Fighting Alzheimer’s Costs: New Drugs
Re “Dementia Study Predicts a Surge in Cost and Cases” (front page, April 4): The projected costs of dementia care are staggering, but this has been known for decades. It’s time we paid more attention to one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases in our country.
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