Consider Caring for Caregivers

Spousal caregivers have a 63% higher mortality rate than age-matched controls. Do we (read: I) always stop and consider that when we see patients with dementia, cancer or other debilitating illnesses? Did I reflect on that with my own parents? My mother died a year and a half after my father…

via: HEALTHCARE AS THOUGH PEOPLE MATTER: CAREGIVERS AS PATIENTS.

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