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Report: Iowa's unpaid Alzheimer's caregivers provide $2.2 billion in care

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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A new report from the Alzheimer’s Association details some of the difficulties Iowa’s 100,000 unpaid caregivers experience while trying to navigate dementia care for a loved one or friend. Lauren Livingston, spokeswoman for the association’s Iowa chapter, says it’s an intricate juggling act that requires patience and the ability to work with multiple doctors, to secure appointments, and to find appropriate doctors in the first place. “About 70% of caregivers report that coordinating care is stressful, and over half say that navigating the healthcare system is difficult,” Livingston says. “We...

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