Last week, our CEO, John Lechleiter, wrote about the scourge that is Alzheimer's disease in Forbes. The blog speaks for itself, but there are a few important data points worth noting:
- Dementia now costs the U.S. alone up to $215 billion a year in medical care and other costs.
- According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer's. That includes 1 of every 8 Americans 65 and older.
- By 2050, 16 million Americans likely will have Alzheimer's, and costs in the U.S. could surpass $1 trillion.
The fact that Alzheimer's is an emerging health crisis is no big surprise...