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The Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Representative Don Beyer, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, will host a roundtable discussion titled “The Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease” on Tuesday, July 19, 11am - 12pm in 2020 Rayburn.

Over 6 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, which costs the U.S. economy an estimates $321 billion in 2022, in addition to an estimated $271 billion in unpaid caregiving. By 2050, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach 12.7 million, bringing the total cost to nearly $1 trillion each year.

This event will gather Members of Congress, representatives of the Biden Administration, and a panel of experts to learn more about the economic toll of Alzheimer’s. Attendees will discuss steps that Congress can take to lessen the economic impact and prevalence of this disease.


George Vradenburg
Chairman and Co-Founder,

Terrie Montgomery
Dementia Advocate,
Voices of Alzheimer’s

Dr. Paige Lin
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health,
Tufts Medical Center

Elizabeth Foland
Manager, Global Strategic Partnerships,
Global Healthcare Government & Public Affairs,

Dr. Tisamarie Sherry
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


When: Tuesday, July 19, 11:00am – 12:00 pm ET

Where: U.S. Capital, 2020 Rayburn House Office Building

Watch Live here.

In-person attendance will be restricted to full-time Congressional staff and members of the press. Members of the public are encouraged to tune into the livestream, which will be available here on July 19, beginning at 11am ET.