Media, a consumer health information website that scores over 39 million visitors per month, according to comScore, released the fourth in its "State of" series, " State of Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia 2018 ." 19659002] The report contains original
Reports, interviews with experts and the results of a survey of 384 unpaid Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers over generations.
The "State of Caregiving" for
Alzheimer's and Dementia 2018 "provides valuable insights into the financial and emotional fees charged to carers with a focus on health, careers and finances.
The package is
seeks to provide tools, resources and technologies that can best help caregivers in their role.
Some of the main findings: 71% of caregivers are
Women and 72% of nurses report that their own health has been affected since care. Around 50% of carers have had a negative impact on their careers and finances as a result of long-term care
According to the Alzheimer's Association, there are currently 5.7 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease; one in ten over 65 years old lives with the
Illness. Two-thirds of the patients are women.
The disease is the most expensive in the US with more than $ 270 billion for annual treatments.
These numbers are not
Consider the fees for caregivers.
The report also identifies preventive measures that caregivers claim would help prevent Alzheimer's or related dementia
Experience with the disease. Nearly two-thirds of caregivers surveyed said they were taking medication to delay the onset of memory loss by as much as six months if they were affordable and free of side effects
An amazing 64% of respondents have already made lifestyle changes to avoid memory loss, including the introduction of new diet and exercise protocols.
Stickler, Editor-in-Chief of Healthline, said, "The latest State of … report helps us to deepen our understanding of the evolving needs of caregivers so we can create content
and programs to better assist them with critical decisions. "