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Barry J. Jacobs

Barry J. Jacobs is a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel.

Barry J. Jacobs

Barry J. Jacobs is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and the author of the book, The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers — Looking After Yourself and Your Family While Helping an Aging Parent (Guilford, 2006). As a clinician, he specializes in helping families cope with serious and chronic medical illness. As an educator, he works as the director of behavioral sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pa. He is the national spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association.

 

Dr. Jacobs is also a member of the AARP Caregiving Advisory Panel. Ask your caregiving question.

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