Silver Book Fact

An Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that slowed its progression and began to show its effects in 2015, would reduce the total costs of care for people with the disease by $197 billion by 2050–from the expected $1.078 trillion to $881 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

Reference

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
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • In one study, deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson’s patients significantly reduced their required dosages of antiparkinsonian medications, consequently decreasing their medication costs by 32% 1 year after surgery, and 39% 2…  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, every $1 spent on Alzheimer’s research would save Medicare $10 by 2015 and $25 by 2025.  
  • Average Annual Direct Medical Costs Per Person with Parkinson’s Disease
     
  • “If you or a loved one started exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease 12 years ago, there were no medicines for you to take. All you could do was hope–that…  
  • According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, 21 new medicines are currently in development for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.