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Hot Topics: Why Is Caregiving Still So Lonely?

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Denise Brown

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Pew Research Center released a study last month that says about 39% of U. S. adults–up from 30% in 2010–care for an adult or child with significant health issues.

In other words, two in every five individuals are family caregivers.

I’ve been thinking about this number because I can’t quite get it to add up.

Here’s why. If 39% of U.S. adults are family caregivers, why is caregiving still such a lonely and isolating experience?

Denise will discuss this question with her panel of family caregivers: ejourneys, who cares for her partner; Jane, who cares for her daughter; and Richard, who cares for his mome.