In 2018, Alzheimer’s disease will cost the United States healthcare system $280 billion.
Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease afflicting Americans today. By its very nature, the disease complicates any therapeutic process—patients may not be able to effectively communicate their needs to caregivers, and may have trouble keeping track of medications and doctor’s appointments. Mistakes made out of forgetfulness can require additional treatments or even trips to the emergency room, further compounding the already high costs of care. In addition, as the disease progresses, it can inhibit or destroy the ability of key organs to function properly, creating a cascade of medical problems and associated costs.
Left unchecked, by 2050 Alzheimer’s disease will cost our country $1.1 trillion (not accounting for inflation). In other words, one out of every three Medicare dollars will go towards the care of Alzheimer’s patients. Such skyrocketing costs will have a catastrophic impact on the healthcare system as a whole.
We can find a cure before that happens. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund knows that research is the only path to that cure.
With your help, we can provide financial backing to the researchers and scientists who will develop the knowledge needed to create effective treatments for Alzheimer’s before our healthcare system is overwhelmed by rising numbers of Alzheimer’s diagnoses.
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