“Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementias (ADRD),” Administration for Community Living
“This profile examines the differences in caregiver demographics and the dynamics at play between those who are caring for an adult at home with ADRD (n=810) and those who are caring for an adult 60 years of age or older at home for another reason (n=756).
- The mean age of Non-ADRD caregivers was 64, while the mean age of ADRD caregivers was 67. Among all caregivers, the mean age was 65.9.
- More Non-ADRD caregivers were employed (33%) compared with ADRD caregivers (27%).
- About three-quarters of both Non-ADRD and ADRD caregivers identified as female.
- More than half of Non-ADRD caregivers and almost two-thirds of ADRD caregivers had attained education beyond a high school degree.
About half (49%) of Non-ADRD caregivers had annual incomes of $30k or less compared with 41% of ADRD caregivers.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Alzheimer’s caregivers are older, fewer employed, equally female, more highly educated, with higher incomes than non-Alzheimer’s caregivers. Click through for details.