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I’m the Man (and the Caregiver)

All of us caring for aging loved ones face unique challenges. Societal expectations about who handles these responsibilities – and how they should be handled – make some of these challenges ever more difficult for male caregivers. After all, when we think and talk about family caregivers, most of us immediately envision a woman, usually a wife or a daughter, and it is with this image in mind that most caregiver support programs have been created. And yet, according to a recent AARP study, 44 percent of family caregivers for older adults—or six million caregivers—are actually men, and 28 percent of these men are millennials

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By Lisa Weitzman | 09/10/2019

Helping a Loved One Maintain Good Credit

While it’s important for all of us, at any age, to keep our finances in good condition, issues of credit card debt are growing among older adults. If we are caring for a loved one struggling with debt and maintaining good credit, it is important for us to understand credit scoring and how to help a loved one improve their credit so they can better manage debt.

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By Tiffany Taylor and Julie Hayes | 09/10/2019

Weitzman, L. (2019, July 11). 9 Practical Tips to Build Resiliency and Combat Caregiver Burnout. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/9-practical-tips-to-build-resiliency-and-combat-caregiver-burnout

Montonaro, D. (2019, July 11). How You Can Benefit from Flexing Your Gratitude Muscle. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/family-caregiving/advice-for-caregivers/how-you-can-benefit-from-flexing-your-gratitude-muscle

Bibbo, J. (2019, July 11). Financial Exploitation: Know the Red Flags. Retrieved from https://www.guideposts.org/caregiving/resource-center/financial-exploitation-know-the-red-flags