The facts and figures surrounding Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. show a disease on the rise as the nation’s aging population increases.
With the future of insurance coverage in flux, this news may be especially troubling to both elderly and middle-aged patients and their families.
Some key statistics to be aware of in this infographic, from the Alzheimer’s Association, include:
• Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
• By 2050 it is estimated that more than 14 million people will be diagnosed with this disease.
• Medical costs associated with the treatment of Alzheimer’s and related conditions will reach more than $290 billion in 2019.