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Researchers hope to quell a surge of Alzheimer’s cases with new diagnostic tools
Washington Post

“We have a tsunami coming at us, and we’re sitting in a rowboat,” says neurologist Richard Mayeux of New York’s Columbia University. The surge that worries Mayeux is Alzheimer’s disease: In 2050, 13.5 million Americans may have it, at an annual health-care cost of more than $1 trillion, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Alzheimer’s could bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid,” says Howard Fillit of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.