I think Alzheimer's has got to be one of the most costly and emotionally draining diseases out there now. Well, maybe not the most costly although a lot of A's patients can end up in nursing home facilities for years. I had an aunt who had it for 15 years. When she died some of the folks who worked at the nursing home told us that people younger and younger are getting it now. In fact they had some there in their late 40's/early 50's. While some A's patients go quickly, others hang on for years and years. A cure would be truly remarkable!!!