NEW YORK (NBC) - A new report on Alzheimer’s disease stresses the need for increased funding and support for caregivers.
The World Alzheimer Report finds the number of older adults who need long-term care will soar from 101 million to 277 million by 2050.
As many as 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s in the US live at home, while nearly 70 percent living in nursing homes have some degree of cognitive impairment.
Such long-term care can greatly impact unpaid caregivers, most often family members.
Experts call for a greater support system for caregivers including in some cases financial benefits to recruit and pay for outside help.
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