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Around half of all nursing home residents rely on Medicaid to help pay for their care.  In 2010, Medicaid costs for the nursing home care of Alzheimer’s patients will be $30 billion.  Without a treatment breakthrough, this cost will rise to $150 billion in 2050.

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Future Economic Burden

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