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The
Caregiving

Caregivers: What
would we do
without them?

Issue

A LABOR OF LOVE
A look at caregiving in the United States

PHOTO BY iSTOCK

About 43.5 million people
provide unpaid care to an
adult or a child each year.

Caregivers spend an average
of 24.4 hours a week
providing care, though
nearly 1 in 4 caregivers
reports spending 41 hours
or more each week
providing care.

Caregiving most often takes
place between women.
At least 60 percent of
caregivers are women,
and 65 percent of care
recipients are women.

15.9

million
About
people cared for someone
with Alzheimer's disease or
another type of dementia
in 2015. The estimated
economic value of that
care is $221.3 billion.

Sources: Caregiving in the U.S. (2015), AARP Public Policy Institute and
the National Alliance for Caregiving; Alzheimer's Association

The average age of a care
recipient is 69.4, and the
average age of a caregiver
is 49.2. Nearly 1 in 10
caregivers is 75 or older.

Whether you're
helping someone
manage an illness
or just trying to
keep your family
healthy, turn the
page to learn more
about taking care
of others-and
yourself.

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