The WHAM Report Study On:
Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD)

Did you know?

Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore.

We Asked:

What if we invest $280 million in Alzheimer’s disease research focused on women and get $930 million to our economy?

We Found:

Alzheimer’s disease research focused on women is more than good science, it’s a good investment, with a 224% return. Every dollar invested generates $3.24 in economic value and saves $1.24 in direct healthcare costs.

When we add $280 million for Alzheimer’s disease research focused on women, we get large returns:

years of life reclaimed
years with ADRD eliminated
years of nursing home care saved

Doubling funding for women’s ADRD research pays for itself 3x over.

Investing $300 million for women’s ADRD research adds back $930 million to our economy.

Research focused on women brings a 224% return on investment.

Read the WHAM Report Alzheimer’s Disease Brief:

Without information on the potential return on investment for women’s health research, stakeholders lack a basis for altering research investments to improve knowledge of women’s health. In this report, the authors examine the societal cost impact of increasing research funding in Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease–related dementias and find that investing in women’s health research yields benefits beyond investing in general research.

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