Alzheimer’s disease, the irreversible progressive brain disorder that destroys memory, is set to cost Americans $1.1 trillion by 2025, if we don’t find a solution soon, the Alzheimer’s Association says.
“In the last few years, we have seen an increase in the number of people affected by the disease. There are almost 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s in the United States today, and globally, that number is upwards of about 30 million,” Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., chief science officer at the Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ) tells FOX Business.
This week, The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference will kick off in London, England, where the world’s best doctors, researchers, and clinicians will gather to share their latest research, theories, and discoveries to help prevent and stop Alzheimer’s and other dementias from growing worldwide.
Carrillo says while there is still no cure or treatment for the disease, the industry has been making huge strides in finding ways to prevent the disease before it’s too late.