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Alzheimer’s caregivers likely to spend more than $50,000 a year
Washington Post

A new survey offers further evidence of the substantial impact, financial and otherwise, that caregiving can have on family members who look after a relative with Alzheimer’s disease.

The online survey — conducted by the senior-care firm — found that caregivers were likely to spend more than $50,000 a year on expenses related to their duties.

The survey, which was released at Wednesday’s US Against Alzheimer’s/Women Against Alzheimer’s “Out of the Shadows” Summit, also found that people who were taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia were more likely to feel a negative impact at work because of their dual roles.