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There are 15.4 million caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012.

Alzheimer's Association. 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2013; 9(2): 208-45. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp#quickFacts

Reference

Title
2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 9, Issue 2
Pages
208-45
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

Related Facts

  • 70% of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias are cared for by family and friends at home.  
  • By mid-century, someone in America will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.  
  • People with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have greater than 3 times as many hospital stays as other older people.  
  • In 2011, Alzheimer’s caregivers provided an estimated 17.4 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at over $210 billion.  
  • 9.8 million family members, friends and neighbors provided unpaid care for someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia in 2007.