As baby boomers reach their sunset years, shifting nationwide demographics with them, the financial burden of Alzheimer’s disease on the United States will skyrocket from $307 billion annually to $1.5 trillion, University of Southern California (USC) researchers announced.

Health policy researchers at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics used models that incorporate trends in health, health care costs, education and demographics to explore the future impact of one of humanity’s costliest diseases on the nation’s population.

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