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Weitzman, L. (2019, August 15). The Juggling Act of the Working Caregiver. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/the-juggling-act-of-the-working-caregiver

Cardellini, J. (2019, August 15). 4 Tips for Dealing with Summer Heat. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/aging-parents/4-tips-for-dealing-with-summer-heat

Carney, A. (2019, August 15). 5 Ways to Get More Involved with Your Community. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/5-ways-to-get-more-involved-with-your-community

Hayes, J. (2019, August 15). How to Spot the Signs of Elder Abuse. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/how-to-spot-the-signs-of-elder-abuse

I’m the Man (and the Caregiver)

All of us caring for aging loved ones face unique challenges. Societal expectations about who handles these responsibilities – and how they should be handled – make some of these challenges ever more difficult for male caregivers. After all, when we think and talk about family caregivers, most of us immediately envision a woman, usually a wife or a daughter, and it is with this image in mind that most caregiver support programs have been created. And yet, according to a recent AARP study, 44 percent of family caregivers for older adults—or six million caregivers—are actually men, and 28 percent of these men are millennials

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By Lisa Weitzman | 09/10/2019