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.

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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.

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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.

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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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