Tell Congress it's time to invest in Alzheimer's
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Tell Congress it's time to invest in Alzheimer's

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      Alzheimer's Association

Today, there are over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and almost every minute, another person develops it. By 2050, the number of people with the disease will triple. And it is already the most expensive disease in America, costing more than both cancer and heart disease.

Despite these staggering costs to our nation, chronic underinvestment continues in Alzheimer’s disease research. For every $27,000 spent caring for those with Alzheimer’s, a mere $100 is spent on research, even though simply delaying Alzheimer’s by just five years would cut government spending on the disease almost in half. That just doesn’t make sense. Smart investments in other conditions have shown great success and are paying off, both in terms of cost AND lives saved.

Overcoming Alzheimer’s will save lives and is vital to addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges.

Tell your elected officials to invest in Alzheimer's now!

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    • Kaitlin Lodes WELDON SPRING, MO
      • about 1 month ago

      In loving memory of Germaine Magarian, and for the sake of all other future victims of Alzheimer's.

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      • 3 months ago

      My dad died from alzheimers

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    • julie ross CHICAGO, IL
      • 6 months ago

      NATIONAL SHAME how we NEGLECT ELDERLY DISEASES!

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    • Sarah Murphy MADISONVILLE, LA
      • 7 months ago

      My father passed away after battling the disease. However, I use the term "battling" loosely. He never had a chance because there were no medications to slow the onset. I miss him every day.

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