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Caregiving can come with difficulties, but also great rewards


Caregiving often comes with difficulties and lack of cultural support, even though it can offer the caregiver unexpected joys and possible tighter family bonds, experts say.

“We see a primarily negative view of caregiving in our culture,” explained Dr. Barry Jacobs, a clinical psychologist who has […]

Honoring the caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

Caregiving can be a 24-7 commitment — and it’s one of the toughest jobs around. National Family Caregivers Month recognizes that caregivers have to take care of themselves to take care of their loved ones, despite the many roles they play.

“Caregivers have to play cheerleader; they have to play rehab assistant; they have to […]