Caregiver surveys are enlightening. People give care to their parents, spouses, partners, and children. And in no particular order or completeness, their caregiving duties range all over the board: elder care, cancers (lung, liver, breast, throat, uterine, others), multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, Down’s syndrome, heart attack, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, adoption, and more.
Rarely does anyone feel qualified to become a caregiver. That is true for most situations of chronic or serious illness but it also can apply whenever someone experiences a loss of self sufficiency or becomes dependent on someone else.
It is frustrating when we must witness the suffering of others.
Research shows results which demonstrate that elders with at least one daughter are 75% less likely to be living in a nursing home than those who have no daughters.
I’ve just begun my study of male caregiving. I know that people who grew up with loving Dads are blessed with good hearts.
Make global the sense every person is treated with dignity in community.