Alzheimer’s disease is expensive

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My father and my sister-in-law, both of whom have died from Alzheimer's in the past five years.
My father and my sister-in-law, both of whom have died from Alzheimer’s disease in the past five years.

According to the World Alzheimer’s report:

If dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 21st largest economy, ranking between Poland and Saudi Arabia.  In the year 2010, the total world cost for caring for the dementia population was $604,000,000,000 (billion).

By 2050, in the United States alone, the costs for caring for the dementia population will be: $1,200,000,000,000 (trillion).  That’s more than 1,000 x $1 billion.

Are you thinking of making any charitable contributions to a worthwhile organization before the end of the year?

Consider: www.alz.org or www.alz.co.uk

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