Silver Book Fact

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease often takes a financial toll on the caregiver. Among non-spouse caregivers, 49% provided financial assistance at an average of $218/month.

Alzheimer's Association & National Alliance for Caregiving. Families Care: Alzheimer’s caregiving in the United States 2004. Alzheimer’s Association & National Alliance for Caregiving; 2005. https://www.alz.org/national/documents/report_familiescare.pdf

Reference

Title
Families Care: Alzheimer’s caregiving in the United States 2004
Publisher
Alzheimer’s Association & National Alliance for Caregiving
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Alzheimer's Association & National Alliance for Caregiving
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

Related Facts

  • Unpaid caregivers of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia provide the U.S. with an economic asset worth almost $83 billion in 2005.  
  • For families of loved ones with dementia, their out-of-pocket spending in the last 5 years before death was $61,522 compared to $34,068 without dementia.  Informal costs were $83,022 for people…  
  • Spending on dementia
    Health care spending for dementia patients in their last 5 years of life is more than $250,000 per person.  This is 57% greater than costs associated with death from other…  
  • Over the course of an 18-month study, Alzheimer’s disease caregivers showed a 25% increase in the utilization of all types of health care services.  
  • Alzheimer’s dementia by age