Millions of Americans—as many as 43.5 million according to a recent national survey—are engaged in providing care for family members or friends who are ill or disabled.
The good news is that in recent years, the topic of caregiving has gotten more public attention than ever before as the result of a steady stream of reports and articles documenting the scale of caregiving and highlighting some of the challenges faced by caregivers. The bad news is that too many caregivers work in isolation with little recognition or support from others. And the burden of caregiving nationally may be growing.
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