Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias (ADRD)
Did you know?
Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore.
If we invest $280 million in Alzheimer’s disease research focused on women, we get $930 million in returns to our economy.
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:
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:
WHAM Report Brief: Societal Impact of Research Funding for Women’s Health in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias
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.