The average progression from mild to severe Alzheimer’s disease is 6 years. At this time, a patient will be in need of care equivalent to placement in a health-related facility, such as a nursing home.
“8% of working caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia turned down a promotion (4% of other caregivers), and 7% lost job benefits (3% for other caregivers).”
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The incidence of Alzheimer’s disease increases dramatically with age:
From approximately 53 new cases per 1,000 people ages 65 to 74
To 170 new cases per 1,000 people ages 75 to 84
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Most Alzheimer’s caregivers are helping relatives–87%. The most common caregiver relationship is parent-child–57% are helping their mother, 36% are helping their mother-in-law, 11% are helping their father, and 29%… [ Get More Details ]