Alzheimer's Disease  /  Future Human Burden

As many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease--the sixth-leading cause of death. This disease threatens to bankrupt our economy as our nation ages. In 2012, the cost of providing care for Alzheimer's disease patients was 0 billion. If current trends continue, this cost is projected to grow to .1 trillion per year by 2050, resulting in an overwhelming economic burden.

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    • New case of Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds by 2050
      By 2050, an American will develop Alzheimer’s dementia every 33 seconds.  
    • New cases of Alzheimer’s will double by 2050
      The annual number of new cases of Alzheimer’s dementia is expected to double between 2017 and 2050.  
    • In 2050, it is estimated that a person develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds.  
    • By 2050, the number of adults with age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease will nearly triple–reaching 13.8 million.  
    • By the middle of the century, someone in America will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.  
    • By mid-century, someone in America will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.  
    • About 2.4 million Americans age 85 and older have Alzheimer’s disease (47% of the Alzheimer’s population 65 and older). When the first wave of Baby Boomers reaches age 85 (year…  
    • There were an estimated 411,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease in 2000. That number is expected to increase to 454,000 new cases a year by 2010, 615,000 new cases a year…