The typical Alzheimer’s care recipient is 78 years old, female, and widowed. A full third of Alzheimer’s recipients (35%) are 85 years and older.
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