Abstract: A recent study from the University of Southern California addresses growing concerns surrounding the costs of Alzheimer’s disease. It is estimated that costs of care for individuals will rise from $307 billion annually to $1.5 trillion by 2050. The primary issue is that the prognosis for individuals with Alzheimer’s is bleak. People do not recover, as a result, the disease, especially in late stages, requires advanced 24 hour care that comes at a high price. Currently scientists are working on strategies to discover new and innovative ways to delay the onset of the disease. Of course this would not only improve the quality of life of those suffering from the illness, it would also buy the nation more time to address the concerns by yielding unprecedented savings.