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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Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on…
Stephanie Erickson is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience as a geriatric social worker. Her primary area of practice focuses on Dementia and decision-making capacity. She works with seniors living autonomously, in care facilities, in acute care at the hospital, and who are living with family. Stephanie also provides training and consultation to families, the Alzheimer’s Society, community groups, financial and legal institutions and at professional conferences. She hosts her own weekly podcast called Caregivers’ Circle. She founded Erickson Resource Group which offers holistic services to seniors and their families. Check out her free guide to initiating conversations with aging relatives.