Caregiving

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Who cares more?

Who cares more?

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
Contributor

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are more female caregivers than male caregivers.

In fact, 66% of caregivers are women. Why are the caregiving responsibilities unequal across genders? What are the expectations within genders as to who should do what? This week’s guest, Nira Rittenberg, occupational therapist and co-author of Dementia – A Caregiver’s Guide, and I will be discussing men, women and differences in perceived caregiving responsibilities, as well as how to manage the tension that can arise from these differing expectations. To view a study on brothers and sisters caring for someone with Dementia click here.

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