Friday, August 5, 2011

15 Million Unpaid Workers

Did you know that approximately 15 million people* are unpaid caregivers to people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia?

If you've ever taken care of a sick loved one you can probably relate to the fact that caregiving is hard.  The job of caregiver is often a 24/7 position with little or no vacation and sick time. It's constant and it can be overwhelming.

One of the important aspects of organizations such as the Alzheimer's Association and the Lewy Body Dementia Association is the support they offer caregivers.

This is one of the reasons that I am walking in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. It's a great way to help an important cause. You can find out more about walks in your area by visiting the walk page.

* Source: Alzheimer's Association

No comments:

Post a Comment