Men Surge in Family Caregiver Role

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Men Surge in Family Caregiver Role

Male caregivers in America form something of an invisible army. About 16 million men care for a family member or friend; that’s 40 percent of caregivers for people over 18. The role of male caregivers remains hidden partly because they don’t feel “comfortable asking for help, and they don’t necessarily know where to turn,” says Jean Accius, vice president at the AARP Public Policy Institute.

Men face the challenges and rewards of all caregivers.

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