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The Heart of the Matter for Young Women Caregivers

Posted Dec 09 2012 4:47pm
Of the 65 million Americans caregiving for a loved one with illness, two-thirds are women – meaning that just shy of one-third of all women today are informal caregivers. Middle-aged women may be the caregiving poster girls, but a significant number of young women shoulder the burden as well: About a quarter of informal caregivers are between the ages of 18-34, and while there is no exact breakdown, that demographic is commonly recognized as a female majority.
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