Money spent by the National Institutes of Health on Alzheimer’s disease research has actually decreased in recent years, and total research for Alzheimer’s disease is less than one-fifth of that for cancer and heart disease, respectively.
Although we often assume that the impact of trauma manifests right away, sometimes it can manifest decades later. This phenomenon was commonly seen in many World War II veterans who first began to experience PTSD symptoms around the time of fiftieth anniversary commemorations of the war in the mid-1990s.
Here is an unfortunate paradox: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is, according to a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine by Hurd and colleagues, the most expensive illness in the United States. Both the number of sufferers and the costs are increasing exponentially.