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Care for someone with Alzheimers, usually by family members, reached 17 billion hours and was valued at more than $202 billion last year, as estimated by the Alzheimer’s Association. The toll on the family caregiver – physically, emotionally and financially – can be devastating. This recent article exposes the challenges of family caregivers and the need for a national plan of action for dealing with Alzheimer’s and related dementia.

Alzheimer’s has no cure. It affects one in eight people over the age of 65 and nearly half of all of those 85 and older.

Early detection, developing a care plan, and care options outside the home and helpful along the caregiving journey.

The Toll on Family Caregivers Need for a National Plan

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