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.