Click the links below to read stories of men providing care for their loved ones.
Celebrities are Male Caregivers Too
Meet Canadian Male Caregiver Ken Wong
Male Caregiver Profile: Ron Richards, author Dodging Dandelions: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Acceptance
The Male Caregiver: Profile of an Expanded Role
I Thought It Was My Job – The Stress of Caring for Mom
Caregiving for the Young: Tim Betz Family Caregiver Spotlight
Twin Brothers and the Fight Against Cancer
Why Is Dad So Stubborn?
Tips from Lee Ferrero: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease
The Christopher Kennedy Lawford Interview
Christopher Kennedy "Chris" Lawford (born March 29, 1955) is an American author, actor, and activist. He is a member of the prominent Kennedy family. (Wikipedia.org)
7 Emotional and Physical Well-Being Tips for Male Caregivers
Men account for almost 40% of the caregiver population. In order for male caregivers to properly care for their loved ones, they must remember to care for themselves. Here are seven emotional and physical tips for male caregivers.
The Male Perspective: Caregiver Burnout
Your wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Welcome to one of the hardest experiences you and your wife will ever go through. Nothing can truly prepare you for this. But, if you and your wife face this with the right attitude, it can become (as incredible as this may sound) one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever share.
Caregiving by Men: A Husband's Perspective
The formal diagnosis of ovarian cancer was confirmed after seven hours of surgery at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Prior to receiving that devastating news, we were in the land of possibilities, probabilities and suspiciousness in large measure due to the inconclusiveness of blood tests, ultrasounds and CT scans. Cancer never strikes at a good time, but for us the surgery occurred at a particularly poignant moment, July 27, 1969, our twentieth wedding anniversary.
Wrestling with Care
Caregiving in America is in great demand, from adult foster home owners offering familiar surroundings, to assisted living center staff patrolling hallways to answer assist request buzzers and lights. Rehabilitation centers employ physical therapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and the caregivers on site. Some nursing homes have as many as twelve “patients” for each worker. They are all on the job and working hard.