Silver Book Fact

If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years was introduced in 2015, by 2020 out-of-pocket costs to individuals and families dealing with the disease would be reduced by $10 billion–from the expected $40 billion to $30 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

  • “A treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset of Alzheimer’s disease by five years and began to show its effects in 2015 would decrease the total number of Americans…  
  • Donepezil, a new Alzheimer’s medication, increased prescription costs to $1,000 per patient, however the overall health care costs decreased from $11,947 to $8,056.  
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Shows Improvements for Parkinson’s Patients
     
  • A study of rasagiline mesylate in Parkinson’s disease patients showed improved motor fluctuations and other Parkinson’s disease symptoms.  
  • Recent studies suggest that a low-fat diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables may support brain health. Other studies suggest that remaining socially active and intellectually engaged may also…