Alzheimer'sisthemost
expensivediseaseintheU.S.

In 1 hour Alzheimer's costs

$27.3 million

to taxpayers

In 2021 Alzheimer's will cost

$355 billon

including $239 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 more than three times higher than average per-person payments for seniors without these conditions
($26,358 vs. $8,102).

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
($9,178 vs. $391).

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Average per-person out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer's and other dementias are almost five times higher than average per-person payments for seniors without these conditions.
($11,571 vs. $2,503).

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