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Women and Alzheimer’s disease

The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the female population is enormous … numbers help to tell their story.
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5.4 MILLION

The number of people in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease

3.2 MILLION

The number of women in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease

18.1 BILLION

The number of unpaid caregiving hours provided to those with Alzheimer’s disease by family members or friends

250,000

The number of children and young adults ages 8–18 who provide assistance to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia

66%

The percentage of caregivers who are women, many of whom are required to leave their jobs or reduce their hours to provide care

33%

The percentage of caregivers who are daughters

56%

The percentage of caregivers who retired early, cut back on work hours, resigned from or lost their job, due to the responsibilities of taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease

23%

The percentage of caregivers who are part of the sandwich generation—caring for both a parent and one or more children

2X

Women in their 60’s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are to develop breast cancer

0

THE NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO HAVE SURVIVED ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE