Many caregivers die before whom they are caring for

“An earlier Stanford University study reported that 40 percent of family caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients – whose responsibility can last 10 to 15 years – die from stress-related disorders before the person in their care does” June 1, 2017

I think of two parts of this. Number one is doing whatever work must be done and dealing with the mental part of that, and number two dealing mentally with putting your stuff on hold. Wow, this is tuff stuff.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dying-at-home-family-caregivers_n_592738e6e4b0df34c35ab57f?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAC7irObLt30-LEkfhqDcpc_aehhQKXKPnr7JXb56g6J3ZLDXBlJXp-JlnZg2R_sSLCszDf6xIMxMYrvZq6sj7ik30X9ycohTO7ZFwmyirz7e1HdwHdaOPvcQRAtc4EPkb_eyycxru3g_pzXkgN5h7iXUPr9Ryj8U7xK57Umpsq8l

2 responses to “Many caregivers die before whom they are caring for

  1. Yep, I can easily believe this. In fact I’m almost surprised it isn’t higher.

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