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Alzheimer's Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans, and total costs for health care, long-term care, and hospice for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are estimated to be $236 billion. Further, approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90 percent of what we know about Alzheimer's has been discovered in the last 20 years. Supporting efforts to better detect, treat and prevent the onset of this costly chronic disease is an important step towards saving lives and health care dollars.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans, and total costs for health care, long-term care, and hospice for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are estimated to be $236 billion. Further, approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90 percent of what we know about Alzheimer's has been discovered in the last 20 years. Supporting efforts to better detect, treat and prevent the onset of this costly chronic disease is an important step towards saving lives and health care dollars.