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If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years were introduced in 2015, by 2050 the total reduction in cost of care for people with the disease (for all payers) would be $447 billion.  This is a decrease from the expected $1.078 trillion to $631 billion.

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. http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/trajectory.pdf

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Title
Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease: How a treatment by 2025 saves lives and dollars
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association
Publication Date
2010
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
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