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Between 2010 and 2050, the total costs of caring for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease–age 65 and older–will increase 5-fold–from $172 billion to $1.08 trillion each year.  These figures include the direct costs of care for all payers (Medicare, Medicaid, individuals with out-of-pocket costs, private insurance, HMOs, other managed care organzations, and uncompensated care).  They do not include the value of unpaid care provided by family and other caregivers–estimated at $144 billion in 2009.

Alzheimer's Association. Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars. Washington, D.C.: Alzheimer’s Association; 2010.


Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars
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