A major study titled “Women and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Caregiver’s Crisis,” sheds light on the incredible toll being a caregiver to an Alzheimer’s patient takes on women. The study shows the effect on women’s personal and professional lives: 36% of caregivers feel depressed, 65% have not had a vacation in the past year, and 39% passed up promotions at work because they were unable to handle additional responsibilities. Giving care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease impacts every area of a woman’s life from career, to kids, to interpersonal relationships and their own health. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is also very expensive, with the mean out-of-pocket expenses estimate at $2,585 per year.
Read full article here: Newly Released Report, Women and Alzheimer’s Disease, The Caregiver’s Crisis Finds 82% of Women Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients, Primarily at Home