The number of people in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease
The number of women in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease
The number of unpaid caregiving hours provided to those with Alzheimer’s disease by family members or friends. More than three in five unpaid Alzheimer’s caregivers are women. This affects multiple generations, as it is more common for wives to provide informal care for a husband than vice versa, and more than one-third of dementia caregivers are daughters.
The number of children and young adults ages 8–18 who provide assistance to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia
The percentage of caregivers who are women
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
The percentage of caregivers who are part of the sandwich generation—caring for both a parent and one or more children