4/4/2013 – Assessing Your Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Although there are no definitive tests that predict whether most people will get the disease, people sometimes want such information for legal and financial planning purposes or to help weigh the need for long-term-care insurance. The cost of the disease can be staggering, as a new national study suggests. The researchers found that Americans spent “$41,000 to $56,000 per case, with a total cost of $159 billion to $215 billion nationwide in 2010,” and those costs are rising steeply.

 Read the full article at US Public Broadcasting System (PBS).