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Alzheimers disease caregiver hospital or emergency room visits doubled from beginning to end of an 18-month study to the finish, from 6.3 stays to 12.5 total visits per 100 caregivers.

National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregiving Costs: Declining Health in the Alzheimer’s Caregiver as Dementia Increases in the Care Recipient; 2011. http://www.caregiving.org/pdf/research/Alzheimers_Caregiving_Costs_Study_FINAL.pdf

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