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2 BILLION Dementia Patients? Medical Establishment Shocked

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Currently, there are about 36 million people in the world suffering from dementia. By 2050, the population at risk for the disease is expected to hit two billion, causing what experts say will be an unprecedented health care crisis that could cost $1 trillion a year in the U.S. alone. Today, many Alzheimer's experts are blunt about the lack of any available treatments. 'There really is nothing,' Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri told Technology Review in its recent feature on the state of Alzheimer's research. 'You don't get better, ever.' This medical reality hasn't stopped the pharmaceutical industry from turning a profit by selling drugs that are, at best, only minimally effective. 'The medical-care system is going to be bankrupt by 2050 if we don't figure out a way to delay or treat Alzheimer's disease,' Barry Greenberg of the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance said.

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