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While many family caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients get help from other family members, only around 1/2 use any paid help or supportive services. Only 9% use respite services and only 11% participate in support groups.

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
  • Human Burden

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