Alzheimer's Caregivers Growing 17. March 2011 0 Senior Caregiving, Caregiver Jobs, Caregiving Issues (1) USA Today reports there are now more than 15 million unpaid caregivers assisting someone with Alzheimer's disease. Usually caregiving requires multiple family members along with paid caregivers when someone has a form of dementia. The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease. While there is no cure, being aware of early symptoms can help to slow the progress of the disease by taking certain medications and performing mental exercises. Learn more about caregiver training for those with memory loss and career opportunities in senior care as the industry continues to grow.