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The Alzheimer’s Complication

The costs of Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) are substantial for families and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. An estimated 6.7 million individuals in the U.S. are living with dementias such as AD as of 2023, representing about 10.8% of the population age 65 and older. By 2050, if current prevalence and aging trends continue, the number of those living with the disease is projected to reach nearly 13 million. The national cost may reach $345 billion (a $24 billion increase from …

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