million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, over 16 million Americans actively support their care.
was the year the last therapy approved for modestly addressing Alzheimer’s disease was developed. There are no disease-modifying therapies available to treat Alzheimer’s.
1 in 3
seniors die with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
in deaths from Alzheimer’s between 2000 and 2018, while deaths from heart disease have decreased 7.3%. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Alzheimer’s and dementia related deaths to increase by 16%.
is the estimated cost of treating Alzheimer’s in the United States in 2021. Unabated by the introduction of effective disease deferring or disease modifying therapies, 14 million Americans will suffer from the disease and the cost of Alzheimer’s care will rise to $1.1 trillion in 2050, more than the current national defense budget.
(Source: Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures 2021)