Dementia and Alzheimer’s Caregiving: Facts & Figures
Most patients that are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are commonly first diagnosed with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) or Dementia. The symptoms are often similar at the onset, so diagnosing is more difficult. The numbers surrounding caregiving are as shocking as the diseases themselves. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only leading disease without a treatment, cure or prevention. Without the noble help of caregivers, patients and loved ones with MCI, Dementia and Alzheimer’s would be in much worse shape. Here are the facts and figures of dementia, Alzheimer’s and their heroic caregivers:
Statistics provided by National Alliance in Caregiving. Artwork “Care” by Robin Mõttus (Estonia) and “Rybunie” by shichinin-tai (Poland).
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