Ongoing research initiatives are showing that artificial intelligence may be able to predict a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease with a high level of accuracy.

As the population ages, the specter of Alzheimer’s disease becomes all the more ominous. It’s like a dark cloud on the horizon, threatening a massive and devastating storm that is coming our way.

In reality, this storm has already begun. Today, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or cure the disease. And aside from the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s on individuals and families, the societal costs of the disease are astronomical. In 2019, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the United States $290 billion, and by 2050, these costs could rise to as high as $1.1 trillion.”

 

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