CBS This Morning Highlights Results from USAgainstAlzheimer’s Poll

A recent edition of CBS This Morning highlighted results from a USAgainstAlzheimers national A-LIST survey in a segment titled “Falling in love while caring for your spouse with Alzheimer's disease.” Key findings from the A-List survey include:

  • A majority of couples report they discuss patient-related preferences, but over 60 percent of those surveyed say they omitted or avoided a conversation about their spouse or partner seeking outside companionship.

  • When respondents were asked, "If you had Alzheimer's or dementia, would you support or be against your spouse or partner having outside companionship/affection?" Responses were divided: Support (39 percent), Unsure (42 percent) Against (19 percent).

  • Respondents were divided on the question of whether the Alzheimer’s patient being in a facility or at home would make a difference for a spouse to have another relationship. 25 percent said “Yes” and 25 percent said “Unsure,” and close to 50 percent said "No." 

The USAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST is an online community of people with or at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, and mild cognitive impairment and includes current and former care partners. The A-LIST conducts surveys on patient and caregiver preferences, patient-doctor relationships, clinical trials, caregiver health, and technology