Alzheimer’s Disease Prevalence Surging

Study Reflects Racial Disparity and Dementia Neurodegenerative disease has been surging around the world for the past 30 years. It’s the fastest-growing cause of death in the world and it will soon be the leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s disease alone is taking the lives of 50-100 million people around the world now. The epidemic is more […]

Burden Of Care For Alzheimer’s Disease Rising Fast

Neurodegenerative Disease The Fastest-Growing Cause Of Death Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. There were an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia diagnoses in 2015 and this number is believed to be close to 50 million people in 2017. This number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 75 million in […]

Switzerland Hosts International Summit On Alzheimer’s Disease

Accelerating Alzheimer’s Disease Research There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The main barriers to the development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are an incomplete understanding of the disease, fragmented resources, and challenges with the design and implementation of clinical trials. Experts gathered at a two day meeting […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Taking Heavy Financial Toll On Families

Families, Patients Taxed By Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia patients and their families are being hit by a ‘care tax’ of more than £20,000 (or about US$25,000) a year, research has revealed. They are forced to ‘break the bank’ to pay for extra basic help from their own pockets because it is not provided by local authorities. On […]

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Worse Than Statistics Indicate

Caregivers Often Overwhelmed By Demands, Costs Sara Schupp hasn’t seen her mother in a while. She hopes to someday soon, but for now, it’s the difference between crying on the way to work every day for a week and functioning like a normal 34-year-old. Her mother, Bernadette LandiVittori, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Model Could Save States Millions

Cost-Effective Model For Alzheimer’s Care As states eye strategies to control the costs of caring for Alzheimer’s disease patients, a New York model is drawing interest, and findings from a study of Minnesota’s effort to replicate it shows it could lead to significant savings and improved services. The New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI) program offers caregivers six […]

Alzheimer’s Disease A Global Threat

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Could Be Much Worse Than Reported  Editor’s Note: More than 50 million people around the world already have deadly Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the only major cause of death in the world that is on the rise. The epidemic is spreading fast and there are no answers in sight. Global leaders are mobilizing to […]

Dementia Epidemic Already Testing European Systems

Alzheimer’s Epidemic Gaining Ground In Scandinavia By Mr. Joseph Cuschieri, Labour Head of Delegation in the European Parliament and a member of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.   One of my engagements as a member of the European Parliament is my work in support of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. Dementia is a challenge for all member states […]

Alzheimer’s Treatment Costs Soaring

Rising Diagnoses Will Bankrupt Families A new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International predicts that by 2050, 110 million people worldwide with have Alzheimer’s, up from 35 million today. The burden of caring for victims falls heavily on ill-prepared families, CNN reports. “When Jim was diagnosed,” CNN reported that his wife, Karen Garner, “was a ‘woman […]

Obama Team Presents National Plan To Fight Alzheimer’s

National Alzheimer’s Disease Project Act U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released an ambitious national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The plan was called for in the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA), which President Obama signed into law in January 2011. The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease sets forth five goals, including the development […]