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What You Should Know about the Stress of Caregiving at Midlife
The Female Patient2011;36(7):47-48

 Midlife women often assume major responsibility for “informal” caregiving for children, spouses, parents, in-laws, or a mix of these individuals. Many of these women have jobs outside the home as well. Some family caregivers find personal growth and fulfillment from helping out, but many others report psychologic distress, interpersonal conflict, social isolation, sleep and eating disturbances, and a variety of physical ailments.


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