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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

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
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Age - A Major Risk Factor

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