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Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year

Alzheimer's Disease Will Cost Americans $277 Billion This Year

Two-thirds of Americans over age 65 with Alzheimer's dementia (3.4 million) are women.

The Alzheimer's Association is hosting a Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The report finds that the rate of growth of this deadly form of dementia is exponential. This time would come down to 33 seconds by 2050 if not curbed.

In Illinois, there were 3,686 deaths from Alzheimer's disease in 2015 - almost a 13 percent increase from 2014. My father is living with Alzheimer's disease, and as my siblings and I do our best to support my mother as his caregivers, we understand how crucial it is to change the way we, as a country, address the disease. Alzheimer's is the sixth-leading cause of death in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Facts and Figures" says the identification of biological markers, or biomarkers, for Alzheimer's is critical to improving disease diagnosis and future treatments. And that takes a toll on caregivers, to the tune of $11.4 billion in added health care costs past year, according to the report.

Along with the increasing costs, the report also found Alzheimer's to be increasingly lethal.

The annual report follows a year of high-visibility failures of once-promising pharmaceutical interventions and mixed diagnostic news. Alzheimer's-related costs for families and society are $20 billion higher than a year ago and the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is on the rise. To illustrate, the report noted that in 2017, 16 million Americans provided about 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care.

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Standard assessments take some social care costs into account but do not factor in informal care often provided by relatives who have to give up their jobs to look after loved ones with dementia.

The United States has about half as many certified specialists in the care of older patients than it needs, and only 9 percent of nurse practitioners report having expertise in old-age care, according to the report.

Fargo said that it levies a huge toll in the finances as well as physical and emotional reserves of the families.

The update tells that the deaths from heart diseases get decreased by 11 percent which is calling to be a leading killer in America.

The report also predicts that by 2050, the cost of Alzheimer's disease to Americans will go over $1 trillion. He said science had made a lot of progress in terms of treating heart diseases and cancers.

This finding could lead to new Alzheimer's disease treatments, he added: "These findings will help guide drugs which target tau production and identify novel drug targets, and help determine which doses of drugs to use". It used data from the Health and Retirement Study, a "nationally representative sample of adults age 50 and older", run by the University of MI and supported by the National Institute on Aging and the Social Security Administration.


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