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Why Caregiving Doesn’t “Suck”—A Sympathetic Rebuttal

This essay was originally published in The Huffington Post. Re-posted with Jacobs’ permission. Family caregiving “is life-disrupting, frustrating, painful and heart-wrenching,” she wrote. “It is time-consuming, exhausting, frightening and depressing.” Above all, Huffington Post Senior Writer Ann Brenoff contended in her variously sad, angry and bitterly funny June 23 article, that caregiving isn’t “rewarding.” Part […]

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Recognizing The Rewards Of Caregiving

Psychologist Duo Helps Families Find Fulfillment, Despite Stress BY DANIEL GAITAN | Family caregiving is hard work and incredibly stressful – but it’s also rewarding. Psychologist Barry Jacobs hopes people remember that. AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family, by Jacobs and his wife, clinical psychologist Julia […]

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Childless Boomers Plan For The End

As the nation’s large baby boomer population continues to age, some childless seniors are wondering who will take care of them at the end of life. The Sacramento Bee’s Anita Creamer highlights such individuals in a new feature focusing on the struggles childless seniors face in planning for their future. Creamer spoke with Karen Spencer, 60, who didn’t marry until she […]

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