We tend to lose sight of the fact that, while the population is aging, seniors are healthier than any time in history: 85 is the new 65.
As the population ages, caregiving is also becoming a hot-button issue.
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Embodied Labs’ Embodying a Person with Alzheimer’s in VR and YouthCare, a student caregiver training program designed by UCLA students, were chosen as the contest’s two winners.
For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep issues.
National Caregivers Alliance estimates that up to 70 per cent of caregivers have significant symptoms of depression.
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One quarter of older women are caregivers, and it’s taking a toll on their work lives.
Despite the fact that the physical and emotional toll on family caregivers is well-documented, little has been done to integrate caregiver support into the routine care of dementia patients, a US publication notes.
This study’s findings may have implications for elderly adults in the early stages of dementia, who may be unable to exercise for 20 minutes at a time or longer.
A Merrill Lynch study, conducted in partnership with Age Wave, finds that the 40 million family caregivers in the U.S. spend $190 billion per year on their adult care recipients.
Young caregivers miss out on sports, school, social life and stress of role may make them sick too.