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Need for dementia caregivers grows as boomers age

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 11:28 p.m. HST, Dec 16, 2013


ELMHURST, Ill. » World leaders set a goal for a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the recent G8 summit in London.

But for now, caregiving is among the most pressing issue for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

The Chicago-based Alzheimer's Association says there are an estimated 15 million caregivers in the United States. And as baby boomers age and live longer, those numbers are expected to grow.

Katie Halloran, a 29-year-old teacher from suburban Chicago, is one of those caregivers.

She races home each day to her 62-year-old father Mike, who has Alzheimer's, to take over for his paid caregiver. As his condition worsens, she and her siblings are considering full-time care — a move Katie dreads.







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Skyler wrote:
What happened to the rest of the article?
on December 16,2013 | 10:22PM
cojef wrote:
Yes, it left you hanging in thin air with no place to go, just hanging and hanging! Nothing about the Brits?
on December 17,2013 | 08:38AM
dyw001 wrote:
The writer has dementia. He forgot, uh... what was I saying?
on December 17,2013 | 08:43AM
GONEGOLFIN wrote:
A writer with Alzheimers must have started writing and forgot to finish it.
on December 17,2013 | 10:20AM
Lees wrote:
That's how it is with
on December 17,2013 | 12:21PM
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