From “Women on the Web” by Sherri Snelling –“The Shriver Report | A Woman’s Nation takes on Alzheimer’s conducted, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, shows that ten million American women are touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Of the more than five million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, two-thirds are women. In addition, 6.7 million women represent 60 percent of the family caregivers of those living with the disease. Since women also make up half of all U.S. employees, the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our workplace, our health-care system and our family lives is significant and growing.
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with this disease. What is perhaps a larger concern is that studies also show that 50 percent of those living with Alzheimer’s are undiagnosed. The toll this disease takes on women cannot go unnoticed. One-third of these female caregivers are caring for an Alzheimer’s loved one 24/7 and almost half provide more than 40 hours of care a week. That means women who are working caregivers, in addition to bringing home the bacon, now come home to another full-time job: caregiver.” [Read More…]
–The Shriver Report– (2010) – The Second Edition –
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THE SHRIVER REPORT 2009