Caregivers spend 4 BILLION dollars on their own health care costs due to the stress of being a caregiver. If the caregiver is elderly their death rate is 63% higher than non-cargivers. This is not good news with the expectancy of the number of people that will be afflicted with Alzheimers disease to triple to 16 million by 2050. Two-thirds of those will be women. Young men you better prepare now to become caregivers yourself. Please give to Alzheimers research in any way you can, and if you know a caregiver tell them you appreciate what they do. You can hear a little about the research on the ABC link below. Shriver has a book available on the study also.
My mom suffers from Alzheimers here are some photos of her.
PLEASE NOTE THESE PICTURES ARE A LITTLE GRAPHIC
These show why some people do not want to put their family in elder care facilities
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