Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Association

Epidemics of chronic disease — the statistics

February 25, 2012

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According to the recent annual report produced by the Alzheimer’s Association, one in eight Americans has Alzheimer’s disease. Someone new develops the disease every 70 seconds. Without a major medical breakthrough in prevention or treatment, the association states that by the year 2050 someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds. In Arizona, an estimated […]

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FDA, Dementias and Alzheimer’s will increase fivefold in next 40 years

February 24, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The Alzheimer’s Association projects that between 2010 and 2050, the total cost of care for Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease will increase fivefold, from $172 billion to $1.08 trillion per year. These dollar amounts represent the direct cost of care to all payers, including Medicare, Medicaid, out-of-pocket costs […]

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