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Alzheimer's Disease by the Numbers

EMOTIONAL & FINANCIAL COSTS OF CAREGIVING #1 69% of care- givers say caring for a loved one is 1 in 4 caregivers say family relationships have suffered because of the #1 source of stress in 27% their lives. caregiving responsibilities. of caregivers are in the Sandwich Generation, caring for child- ren as well as aging parents. 3 in 5 caregivers share a home with the loved one for whom they provide care. 10 hrs 58% of caregivers provide more than 10 hours of care for a loved one each week. $5K+ 42% of care- 88 givers spend over $5,000 each year to provide care for a loved one. 60% 3 in 4 of caregivers are worried about the financial 75% impact care- giving will have on their savings. say caregiving is a source of pride because they make a difference in caregivers had to change their job situation in order to provide care, or do not work. the life of a loved one. O Copyright 2011 Caring, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sources: Caregiver Survey, Nov 2010. Caring (com

Alzheimer's Disease by the Numbers

shared by caring on Jul 14
More than 5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Understanding the staggering size and scope of the challenge, as illustrated by this and other key facts, is the fi...


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