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According to the report, a study by the Alzheimer’s Association projects the disease could eventually bankrupt Medicare. (Photo: iStock)

An aging population is going to cost the U.S. more — with a lot of that cost going to pay for the treatment and care of neurological diseases. And the country already forks over $800 billion a year for such conditions as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, migraines, epilepsy and spinal cord injury.

A Huffington Post report says in order to understand how vast that number is, it’s more than $100 billion higher than the amount the U.S. spends on its entire military budget.

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