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Women caregivers report more health issues than men

Posted Jun 06 2012 12:00am

A report from the May, 2012 meeting of The  American Geriatrics Society  held in Seattle focused on the differences between reported health issues affecting male and female spousal caregivers. The period of concern for the caregiver’s health covered the time during active caregiving and continued up to three years after the death of his or her spouse. According to the report, the health of surviving wives suffered more than the health of surviving husbands. 

Read more about how men and women cope with caring for their spouse:

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook

 

 

 

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