Abstract: This wonderful report from the Alzheimer’s Association sheds light on the disease with facts ranging from the top ten signs to common myths and misconceptions. Among some of the facts, startling financial statistics begin to emerge, revealing Alzheimer’s as the most expensive condition in the United States. The nation spent $214 billion dollars in 2014 on providing care for individuals with the illness. In addition to those costs, individuals suffering from the condition received approximately 17.7 billion hours of care valued at $220 billion dollars. Experts estimate that by 2050 Alzheimer’s related costs will total a jaw-dropping $1.2 trillion dollars. The out-of-pocket costs for families taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s is around $36 billion dollars. With the high cost of care and prevalence of the disease it is crucial that everyone has a plan in place for paying for their long-term care while waiting for medicine to develop successful treatments and an eventual cure for the condition.