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1 in 6

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1 in 6 adults are caregivers

CAREGIVERS provide regular care or assistance to a FRIEND or FAMILY member with a health problem or a disability

CAREGIVING CAN BE

Lengthy

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Over half have provided care for at least two years

Intense

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A fourth have provided care for at least 20 hours per week

WHO ARE CAREGIVERS?

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56% are women

18% are 65 years old or older

35% are caring for a parent or parent-in-law

9% of caregivers are providing care to someone with dementia

HOW DO CAREGIVERS HELP?

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Almost 80% manage household tasks

Over 50% assist with personal care

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