Silver Book Fact

If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years were introduced in 2015, by 2050 the total reduction in cost of care for people with the disease (for all payers) would be $447 billion.  This is a decrease from the expected $1.078 trillion to $631 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

  • Galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, delays Alzheimer’s patients’ need for full-time care, with overall cost savings estimated between $323 and $4,256 per patient.  
  • Studies by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at NIH are looking at the neuroprotective qualities of diets rich in B vitamins and antioxidant phytochemicals. These nutrients…  
  • If an Alzheimer’s disease treatment breakthrough that delayed the age of onset by 5 years was introduced in 2015, by 2020 Medicare costs for people with the disease would be…  
  • Out-of-Pocket Costs, Slowed Progression  
  • Researchers have found how to manipulate embryonic stem cells to form dopamine-producing brain cells. This new source of cells could someday be used to replace cells lost to Parkinson’s.