Alzheimer'sisthemost
expensivediseaseintheU.S.

In 1 hour Alzheimer's costs

$20 million

to taxpayers

In 2017 Alzheimer's will cost

$259 billon

including $175 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments

by 2050 Alzheimer's will cost

$1.1 Trillion

in total annual payments for health care, long-term care and hospice care

Alzheimer's is the only leading cause of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

Medicare Costs

Average per-person Medicare costs related to Alzheimer's and other dementias are three times higher than average per-person payments for seniors without these conditions
($23,497 versus $7,223).

Medicaid Costs

Average per-person Medicaid costs for Alzheimer's and other dementias are 23 times higher than average per-person payments for seniors without these conditions
($8,182 versus $349).

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Average per-person out-of-pocket costs for Alzheimer's and other dementias are almost five times higher than average per-person payments for seniors without these conditions
($10,315 versus $2,232).

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