Silver Book Fact
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 vacations, hobbies, and/or social activities. 30% get less exercise than before they were caregivers. Over 40% report high levels of emotional stress. One in five dementia caregivers is in fair or poor health and 18% say that caregiving has made their health worse.