Silver Book Fact

Delaying the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease would reduce the projected number of people with moderate to severe cases of the disase to 4.4 million instead of 10.3 million in 2050.

The Lewin Group. Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research. Falls Church, VA: The Lewin Group; 2004

Reference

Title
Saving Lives, Saving Money: Dividends for Americans investing in Alzheimer research
Publisher
The Lewin Group
Publication Date
2004
Authors
The Lewin Group

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years was introduced in 2015, by 2020 Medicaid costs for people with the disease would be…  
  • An Alzheimer’s disease research study showed that billions of dollars could be saved if physicians could intervene before someone becomes symptomatic. This positive net savings occurred with both drug treatment…  
  • Donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, has been found to slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages, delaying the need for nursing home care by an average of 30 months.  
  • Research breakthroughs that slow the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease could achieve annual Medicare savings of $51 billion by 2015, $126 billion by 2025, and $444 billion by 2050.  
  • An Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that slowed its progression and began to show its effects in 2015, would reduce the Medicare costs for people with the disease by $20 billion…