BRIEF: New Forecast Shows 6 Million with Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive Impairment

BRIEF: New Forecast Shows 6 Million with Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive Impairment

BRIEF: New Forecast Shows 6 Million with Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive Impairment

The findings highlight the need to better identify people who have indications of neuropathological changes that could eventually lead to the brain disease and develop measures to slow its progression, said the study in the peer-reviewed Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.

"There are about 47 million people in the USA today who have some evidence of preclinical Alzheimer's, which means they have either a build-up of protein fragments called beta-amyloid or neurodegeneration of the brain but don't yet have symptoms", Ron Brookmeyer, professor of biostatistics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the study's lead author, said in a statement.

With two-thirds of its annual costs being borne by Medicare and Medicaid, it is an issue that demands more government attention.

La productividad laboral fue de 0,44% en 2017 — Colombia
El 15 de diciembre vence el primer plazo para llegar a un acuerdo , si no se logra se podría prorrogar hasta el 30 de este mes. Además, las pymes tenemos que pagar cada 15 días el sueldo y todas las prestaciones y cada punto de incremento cuenta.

As someone who has been around the disease before it had a name, someone who was a caregiver for over 13 years to my mother until she succumbed to Alzheimer's disease, I understand the disease's physical and emotional impact and cost of the disease.

Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in the U.S.The nation now spends $259 billion a year on Alzheimer's, which is why we need this new approach. It's time for some bold action to ensure that we start treating Alzheimer's like the public health crisis that it is.

Join me in asking our U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray to fight for the 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's by co-sponsoring the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act.

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