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Women Caregivers Report More Health Issues Than Men

Posted Jan 23 2013 12:00am

A report from the 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. A post on the New Old Age Blog titled A Special Burden for Women discusses the findings of University of California, San Francisco , researchers. Not surprisingly, the researchers say that caring for an ailing spouse is extremely difficult emotionally and physically for either gender. However, the researchers discovered that three years after the death of their spouse, surviving wives reportedly fared worse than surviving husbands.

Read more about women caregivers and their health issues:

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

 

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