In 2003, close to 1 in 4 caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias provided 40 hours a week or more of care. 71% provided this care for more than a year, and 32% did so for 5 years or more.
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease can take an enormous toll on the caregiver. 55% of caregivers have less time for other family members. 49% give up… [ Get More Details ]
While many family caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients get help from other family members, only around 1/2 use any paid help or supportive services. Only 9% use respite services and… [ Get More Details ]
Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease have payments that are 3 times higher than beneficiaries without the disease.
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