Who Needs Help With Alzheimer Disease?

by michellerogers on June 19, 2009

More interesting facts about caregiving for family members or friends who have Alzheimer disease or dementias.

  • More than one-third (37%) of family caregivers report that they have quit their jobs or reduced work hours as a result of caregiving responsibilities.
  • An estimated 43% of family caregivers say they spend more than 30 hours a week giving care.
  • Nearly three-fourths (73%) of family caregivers are feeling stressed out and56% report getting ill more frequently.
  • Three-fourths (75%) of family caregivers say that caregiving has caused them to have feelings of resentment.
  • About 80% of baby boomers caring for aging parents report strains on their relationship.

The statistics demonstrate what I talked about in the previous posting, reach out within your community to identify resources and services that can adequately provide you with the help you need and deserve.   The Alzheimer Association is a great resource for providing information on local support groups and other caring options within your community.

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