Unpaid Alzheimer's Caregivers Would Have Made a Combined $217.7 Billion Last Year, and Other Shocking Numbers

15 million alzheimer's caregivers

We're tipping our hats to the 15 million Americans who care for their loved ones with dementia. Let's take a look at some more staggering statistics about Alzheimer's caregivers.

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Number of hours U.S adults spent caring for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias in 2014.

Estimated worth of those 17.9 billion hours spent caring for people with dementia in 2014.

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Portion of Alzheimer's caregivers who are women.

Percentage of Alzheimer's caregivers who report having high or very high emotional stress.

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Percentage of Alzheimer's caregivers who report having high or very high physical stress.

Percentage of Alzheimer's caregivers who are age 65 or older.

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Portion of Alzheimer's caregivers who are "sandwich generation" caregivers.

"Sandwich generation" caregivers is the term used for middle-aged adults who are simultaneously caring for their children as well as their aging parents.

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