A recent survey for the first time gives us a remarkable insight into the previously hidden world of young, male, spouse caregivers, and contrary to the well established and pervasive stereotype of the elderly female caregiver, we find within the data the existence of a rarely recognised and seldomly supported minority caregiving group, the young to middle-aged, male, spousal caregiver, a minority within a minority.
Imagine a different medical condition like Alzheimer’s. While there is no known cure, the best cure is to rejoice the moments there are. There is a lot of information and resources and support groups for caregivers of Alzheimer’s. The inclusive approach makes the experience so much better both for the caregivers and the patients. Isn’t truth the best way for all caregiver-patient relationships regardless of the medical condition?
It’s a very simple goal : Health Care Providers need to change the messaging to caregivers from “It’s not your business to be here between me and my patient” to “I am sorry, even though your loved one, the patient, has requested for your presence as a caregiver, I respectfully decline and I suggest you […]