Day 2: Is there anything good about caregiving?

November 2, 2011

By Sean Coffey, Policy Specialist, Family Caregiver Alliance

As advocates and people that work with family caregivers and their loved ones, we are often focused on the negative aspects of caregiving.  There are logical reasons for this, for example, the family caregivers we work with often contact us when they reach a breaking point, [...]

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