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Caregiving is associated with physical, psychological, and financial burdens, and the demand for caregivers is expected to rise during the next few decades. Family physicians can offer practical, individualized interventions such as caregiver assessments that direct the caregiver to local area agencies on aging, websites, and respite care.
A story of two sisters: one with a chronic illness, the other a family caregiver. They emphasize close listening, the tuned-in give-and-take in response to a loved one's changing needs.
In 2009, nearly 66 million Americans (three in 10 U.S. households) reported at least one person providing unpaid care as a family caregiver. More adults with chronic conditions and disabilities are living at home than ever before, and family caregivers have an even higher level of responsibility. Ca...
Jun 1, 2005 Issue
AAP Recommends Caring for Children with Special Needs at Home [Practice Guidelines]
Patients who provide care to family members or friends with dementia are likely to be in a family physician's practice. The caregiver role can be stressful, and identifying these patients can give the family physician opportunities to help patients cope with the challenges of the caregiver role. Fam...
Nov 1, 1999 Issue
Caretaker Burnout: Supporting Families of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease [Curbside Consultation]
The case study described above outlines a situation that is far too common in families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
Larry faces a challenging and increasingly common dilemma. As the population ages and extended families are scattered far apart, many of us will have aging parents who become ill while living a long distance away. I recently had an experience similar to Larry's as I cared for my father as he was dyi...