The Costs of Alzheimer's, Human and Otherwise

A number of articles in past weeks have discussed on the expected growth of Alzheimer's in an increasingly older population. This long piece from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier covers most of the angles on this story. The human cost of Alzheimer's is terrible, and fixing or preventing the condition is an essential part of extending our healthy lifespans. In this respect, it is good that so much funding is being earmarked for Alzheimer's research (even if the underlying motives for government funding are not exactly pure: officials are primarily concerned about the ability of government medical budgets to meet expected treatment costs).



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