For a satirical view opinion about Ronald Reagan and Alzheimer’s, see www.theonion.com/content/node/27646. An actual Congressional effort to aid research in the name of the former President is an Act introduced in 2004: http://olpa.od.nih.gov/legislation/108/pendinglegislation/reagonalzheimer.asp.
An analysis of healthcare costs is by Alemayehu, B. and K. E. Warner (2004) Health Services Research 39: 627-642 “The lifetime distribution of healthcare costs.”
Elan’s AN1792 vaccine is described in Schenk, D. B., P. Seubert, M. Grundman, and R. Black (2005) Neurodegenerative Disease 2: 255-260 “A beta immunotherapy: Lessons learned for potential treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.”
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