Every day, more than 42 million family caregivers in America make it possible for a parent, spouse or other loved one to live independently. Many of those caregivers juggle responsibilities, including working and caring for their own family. In fact, 42 percent of U.S. workers have been caregivers for aging loved ones in the last five years. What’s more, research shows juggling responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease, among other physiological consequences, as well as cause financial problems.
How do you care for a loved one and still maintain balance in your life and work? We’ll explore this question on the next edition of AARP Live. Our guests will include AARP Family Caregiving expert Amy Goyer, author of the book “Juggling Work and Caregiving” and AARP Tennessee State President Donna Dean, who will share her personal experience as a family caregiver. Plus, AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl will share important information about how AARP is working to support caregivers, including helping pass laws that give caregivers better rights and supports, and highlight AARP’s new initiative to spotlight caregiver stories called I Heart Caregivers.
As referenced in last night's show, here is the full list of theatres showing the award-winning documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” which chronicle’s the music legends fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.