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!