Study: Caregivers Report a Number of Health Problems
Twenty-five percent of individuals who care for ill or elderly relatives say they suffer from depression, according to a survey released on Tuesday by California-based Caring.com, a website for caregivers. The survey found that 33% of caregivers report having high blood pressure and that more than half said they have trouble sleeping. In addition, more than 75% of respondents said they have concerns about how caregiving could affect their personal financial savings.
- "Caring for Others May Be Bad for Your Health (and Your Wallet)" (Hamilton, "Money & Company," Los Angeles Times, 4/26).
- "Depression Reported by 25% of Caregivers" (Dobuzinskis, Reuters, 4/26).