Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers Identify Memory Loss, Personal Safety and Confusion as Top Three Concerns Related to Progression of Their Loved One’s Disease


National Survey Co-Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Eisai and Pfizer Sheds Light on Difficulties Faced by America’s Alzheimer’s Disease Caregivers

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., and NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct 14, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Results announced today from a national survey of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) caregivers found that memory loss and confusion, which are cognitive symptoms, in addition to personal safety, are the greatest concerns related to the progression of their loved one’s AD. In fact, 67 percent of AD caregivers surveyed said changes in cognitive symptoms were among their main concerns. The survey of 524 non-professional caregivers, which was conducted by Harris Interactive in September 2010 for Eisai Inc. and Pfizer Inc. /quotes/comstock/13*!pfe/quotes/nls/pfe (PFE 17.42, -0.16, -0.88%) in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), provides insight into the current state of caring for a loved one with AD in the United States.  more…





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