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Judith London, Psychology, answeredAccording to the report released by the Alzheimer's Assn. on 11/8/11, Alzheimer's From the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer's Plan Must Address, there are almost 15 million unpaid caregivers for the 5.4 million people with Alzheimer's in the U.S. They provide 17 billion hours of unpaid care valued at 202 billion dollars. The caregivers average almost 22 hours of caregiving per week with significantly more hours spent by those who are living with someone with the disease.
PhRMA answeredIn 2009, nearly 11 million family members and friends provided an average of 21.9 hours of unpaid care per week for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, for a total of about 12.5 billion hours of care. That year, the estimated economic value of the unpaid care was $144 billion.
About 60 percent of family and other unpaid caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are women.