It cost taxpayers about $36,000 to look for a 79-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease who went missing late last month, Virginia Beach Police recently said.
According to the Alzheimer's Association statistics about 60 percent of all Alzheimer's patients will wander. That amounts to about 3 million. Now, not all of them are going to get very far. Lets say that 20 percent get way lost. That comes to 600,000. Lets say it cost a thousand bucks on average to find someone that wanders and gets way lost
The math? 600,000 times 1,000 = ? $600,000,000. Somebody check my math. Read more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com