Honoring 16 million-plus Alzheimer's caregivers
Last updated 11/10/2020 at 5:14pm
November is a time to publicly honor the millions of Americans who perform a very private and selfless act: caring for the nearly 6 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s disease.
More than 16 million people – an estimated 5 percent of the U.S. population – are currently serving as volunteer, unpaid caregivers for their loved ones living with Alzheimer’s disease. And November is a special month to honor this unique, dedicated group of people. Originally designated as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, it later was expanded...