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Caregiving5According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2015 nearly 16 million family and other unpaid caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias provided an estimated 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at $221.3 billion. This is with caregiving being valued at only $12.25 per hour. Similar statistics are posted by the International Alliance of Carer Organizations, which tracks caregiving in countries around the world. These statistics should make it glaringly obvious that family caregivers are indispensable to our nation as well as to the rest of the world. Without this so-called free care, global health systems would be in far worse trouble than they currently are.

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Yes, family caregivers are the backbone of elder care, Joseph. Thanks for recognizing their enormous contribution!
Take care,

It`s truly amazing that these young caregivers are providing free service to millions of senior adults around the world. These live-in caregivers are truly bringing a well-organized positive change in someone`s life.

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