U.S. caregivers feelings about providing care in 2017, by recipient mental condition

This graph shows the share of U.S. adults aged 40 years and older with caregiving experience who had select feelings about providing care as of 2017, by care recipient mental ability. It was found that 86 percent of respondents who were taking or took care of a recipient who had loss of mental abilities stated that their experience is/was stressful.

Percentage of older adults providing caregiving in the U.S. who had select feelings about their providing care as of 2017, by care recipient mental ability

Care recipient has loss of mental abilitiesCare recipient does not have loss of mental abilities
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Release date



United States

Survey time period

June 27 to July 31, 2017

Number of respondents

1,004 respondents

Age group

40 years and above

Special properties

Americans with caregiving experience

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: When you think about your personal experience providing ongoing living assistance to your family member or close friend, would you say that…?

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