Caretakers of People with Dementia Face Often-Severe Financial Problems, According to Survey

Caretakers of People with Dementia Face Often-Severe Financial Problems, According to Survey
Relatives and friends of people suffering from dementia may put their retirement savings at stake or sell assets as they increasingly face hard financial decisions to keep taking care of their loved ones. Most families have to cut back on spending, and many have to cut out basic necessity items, according to a survey by the Alzheimer’s Association, which says an average of one caregiver out of five go hungry due to a lack of money. There are 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease today, making this disease the most common cause of dementia. As dementia progresses, patients begin needing more help with simple, daily activities, such as
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