The cost of Alzheimer's

Here is a good article comparing the costs of Alzheimer's disease with the cost of cancer. It contains an obvious error (the feds put in $5.6 billion into cancer research, not trillion), but is otherwise a very good analysis. It does not mention that the three treatments available for Alzheimer's disease do nothing to reverse or stop the progression of the disease, they merely manage symptoms. Sometimes I think dementia drugs are more for the families, who want to know that something is being done.