New Facilities Meet Growing Alzhemier’s Care Demand
Posted: December 8, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Joyce Ball made her family promise not to put her into a medical facility after learning she had Alzheimer’s in 2009. The promise is getting harder to honor as the disease progresses.
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At A Glance
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that in 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $216 billion. Direct costs for caring for those with Alzheimer’s in 2013 will hit an estimated $203 billion.
Source: Alzheimer’s Association
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