Alzheimer's Disease  /  Future Economic 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.