The state of neurodegenerative diseases in the United States can be summarized in two statements. First, after more than 100 years, no effective treatments exist for most of the major neurodegenerative diseases. Second, the number of Americans afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to quadruple to 20 million by 2050 with a huge increase in cost and suffering. The other neurodegenerative diseases are expected to similarly increase.
With this great need and after so many years, why is the situation so bleak?