- Alzheimer’s is America’s most expensive disease, with a new diagnosis every 66 seconds
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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the greatest medical, ethical, and financial challenges facing society today. Currently, more than 5.3 million Americans and their families have to deal with Alzheimer’s disease, and projections suggest that number will nearly triple to 14 million Americans by 2050. Globally, the figures are even more staggering, with about 47 million people worldwide currently diagnosed and projections at 132 million in less than three decades. Right now, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds, and soon, this deadly diagnosis is expected to occur every 33 seconds.
Alzheimer’s is already the country’s most expensive disease. In 2016 U.S. costs totaled $236 billion and global costs exceeded $600 billion. These figures will skyrocket unless scientists develop new approaches to prevent or cure this insidious disease. Given the magnitude of the problem, pharmaceutical companies are scrambling to find ways to…
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