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 ]
Pneumonia and other infections were the most likely cause of hospitalization for nursing home residents who suffer from dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease.
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Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s caregivers who also work, report that they missed work due to their caregiving responsibilities. 14% gave up work completely or chose early retirement. 13% cut… [ Get More Details ]
In 2008, 9.9 million Americans provides unpaid care for a family member, friend, or neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias–more than 1/4 of all unpaid caregivers of older adults… [ Get More Details ]