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Survey Points to Dramatic Toll of Alzheimer's Disease

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Photo credit: Imagery Majestic

A major new report on the dramatic toll Alzheimer's disease is taking on women in the U.S., who are shown to be the primary caregivers for loved ones, reveals an increasing cost to their personal and professional lives as well as their pocketbooks.

The study, titled “Women and Alzheimer's Disease: The Caregiver's Crisis,” surveyed 1,204 current and former caregivers who provide unpaid care for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The study was commissioned by the Working Mother Research Institute and featured in the June/July issue of Working Mother magazine and online.

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