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A caregiver providing care for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease on average costs $4,766 more in health care service per year (per person) than a non-caregiver.

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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