What is known about caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other Dementia?
An estimated 25-29% of caregivers of persons age 50 or older provide assistance to someone with a cognitive impairment, a memory problem, or a disorder like Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia (NAC, 2004). For Alzheimer’s disease alone, in 2008 there were an estimated 9.9 million caregivers providing 8.5 billion hours of care at a value of $94 Billion dollars (Alzheimer’s Association, 2009). (CDC)
Thoughts from Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association • Caring.com • Home Instead • Family Caregiver Alliance