About Alzheimer's Disease
Every 71 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease (AD) and it is estimated that by mid-century, someone will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's are one of the most debilitating in the developed world with an estimated prevalence in the United States which is expected to grow to 15 million people by 2050. In a report commissioned by the Alzheimer's Association, caregiver costs in the United States are estimated at US$36.5 billion which includes loss of productivity, absenteeism and worker replacement. The indirect costs of AD would also be greatly reduced; it is estimated that one-half to two-thirds of the cost of AD care stems from unpaid caregivers (often family members), who spend 16-35 hours per week looking after a person with AD. These figures underscore the importance of developing new therapies to aide in the socioeconomic burden of AD.
About Sun Health Research Institute
For 21 years, Sun Health Research Institute, part of nonprofit Banner
Health, has been a leader nationally and internationally in the effort to
find answers to disorders of aging including Alzheimer's disease,
Parkinson's disease, arthritis and prostate cancer. The institute, together
with its Arizona Alzheime
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