The Alzheimer’s Association recently published its 2018 Alzheimer’s Association facts and figures.

Among the updated findings include the following:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia research funding at the federal government is $1.8 billion
  • An estimated 5.7 million Americans, including nearly 300,000 in the Delaware Valley, are living with Alzheimer’s disease
  • 16 million professionals are providing care for those with dementia across the country
  • Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the country, costing an estimated $277 billion in 2018 including $186 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs.

You can read the entire report here.


About Jerry

Jerold E. Rothkoff, a practicing New Jersey and Pennsylvania attorney, is the Principal of the Rothkoff Law Group, an elder care law firm. Jerry dedicates his practice to serving clients in the areas of life care planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid & VA benefits, and advocacy for the elderly and disabled. He is past President of the NJ Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, former chair of the elder law section of the NJ State Bar Association, and past President of the Life Care Planning Law Firm Association. Jerry continues to be an outspoken advocate for the rights of the elderly and disabled. He writes for and gives presentations regularly to attorneys and other professionals about legal issues related to seniors and those with disabilities. Jerry’s community activities include the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Delaware Valley Stroke Council, the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as numerous other advocacy groups. When not in the office, Jerry spends time with his wife, Erica, and their five children, eighteen-year old identical twin girls, Liza and Julia, fifteen-year old fraternal twin boys, Evan and Gregory, and six-year old Aitan.

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