Caregivers sporting a five o’ clock shadow

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Men all over the country are actively caring for loved ones who are ill, frail or disabled, including aging parents, ill spouses and children with special needs.

So it should come as no surprise that half of Canada’s caregivers have “five o’ clock shadows,” thanks in part to demographic and social changes, including greater geographic distances of families, increased life expectancies, changing economic situations, smaller families, and shifts in traditional gender roles.

Many men quickly discover, however, that caregiving is not a role that comes naturally or easily…

 

 

Mary Bart
Mary Bart

 

Caregiving Matters Chair Mary Bart explores the topic of male caregivers and interviews three Canadian men about their caregiving experiences in the winter issue of Caregiver Solutions. Click the bold link to access the full article.

 

 

 

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