The Alzheimer's Healthcare Crisis

  • In 2018, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $277 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion

  • 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million 

  • Over 430 clinical trials based on over 230 compounds have been run in the last decade and resulted in 1 approved drug (Unprecedented failure rate of 99.6%)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease is the “only top 10 cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed”
  • Alzheimer’s disease is officially listed as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and it is rapidly growing
  • It is the fifth leading cause of death for those age 65 and older; however, it may cause even more deaths than official sources recognize. Alzheimer’s is also a leading cause of disability and morbidity