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Julia Mayer

What Japan Can Teach America About Family Caregiving

This essay was originally published in The Huffington Post. Re-posted with Jacobs’ permission. One after another, three young social work students stood up and tearfully shared their experiences of growing up caring for grandparents with dementia in their family homes. Later, a middle-aged physician talked with pride about frequently visiting his still-healthy, 94-year-old mother to […]

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Recognizing The Rewards Of Caregiving

Psychologist Duo Helps Families Find Fulfillment, Despite Stress BY DANIEL GAITAN | daniel@lifemattersmedia.org 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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