Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – Who cares more? Men, Women and Caregiving

According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are more female caregivers than male caregivers.  In fact, 66% of caregivers are women.  Why are the caregiving responsibilities unequal across genders?  What are the expectations within genders as to who should do what?  This week’s guest, Nira Rittenberg, occupational therapist and co-author of Dementia – A Caregiver’s Guide and I will be discussing men, women and differences in perceived caregiving responsibilities as well as how to manage the tension that can arise from these different expectations.  To view a study on brothers and sisters caring for someone with Dementia click here.