Those who identified with Asian cultural norms of filial piety (“be good to one’s parents) and social support were found to have less perceived caregiver burden. More employed family members is related to less perceived burden. Female caregivers experience higher levels of caregiver burden than male caregivers. read more
This article briefly synthesizes empirical work that suggests how to best support families in a palliative care context. We discuss how to define the family, emphasizing a systems approach to family care. We describe the impact of the illness on the family in terms of family members’ health, family communication issues, psychological issues, needs for information, physical care demands, and family costs of caring read more
2019 Census Report on Caregiving by the Family Caregiver Alliance. Demographic statistics covering a broad range of factors that may be of interest. read more
Women comprise the majority of caregivers of the elderly (57-81%). They also comprise the majority of caretakers for those with mental illness. Proportion of men are increasing. A large body of the evidence seems to indicate that women suffer more from the negative consequences of providing care but it is inconclusive. read more
Article discusses elder caregiver burden among Asian Indian families in two settings, in Dallas, United States and Allahabad, India. The study suggests that relationship quality is negatively related to perceived caregiver burden (i.e. as the relationship between the caregiver and elderly decreases, the more the perceived burden/role overload increases). read more
Women, particularly daughters-in-laws took over caregiving roles, sacrificing their careers. Common stressors associated with adopting caregiver roles include cultural expectations of care and the gendered nature of caregiving obligations. Those who recieved support from their family members felt less burdened. Overall, reciprocal support and open communication aided in reducing caregiver burden read more
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