“In 2009, according to a National Alliance for Caregiving/AARP study, men accounted for 34% of the nearly 65 million family caregivers in the United States,”writes Sherri Snelling. “But more recent surveys show the number of men in this traditionally female role has risen rapidly, driven by a combination of factors, including the recession, changing gender expectations and longer life expectancies.”
Are you a male caregiver? If so, this article will be of interest to you, to know that you are not alone. Sherri Snelling writes about how this rise of the male caregiver, perhaps can be partially attributed to the fact that more woman are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease than men, putting more men into the caregiving role for not only their parents, but also their spouses.
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