By Nicky Miller
Caregivers spend time and energy supporting parents, spouses and loved ones with disabilities. Some caregivers juggle work and home life, while caring for a friend or family member. Their responsibilities are often overlooked. At times they forget to care for themselves, neglecting their health and wellness or simply not meeting their own needs.
According to a 2015 study by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than a third of caregivers were ages 50 to 64, about a quarter were 35 to 49, and another quarter were 18- to 34-year-olds.
As November is National Family Caregivers Month, we offer the following Kessler Foundation podcasts that share tips, stories, and resources to assist caregivers and give them a sense of community. Know that you are valued, appreciated, and not alone.