National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Caregivers is the National Institute on Aging
Caregivers are people who take care of other adults, often parents or spouses, or children with special medical needs. Some caregivers are family members; others are paid. They help with:
Caregiving is hard, and caregivers of chronically ill people often feel stress. They are "on call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you're caring for someone with mental problems like Alzheimer's disease it can be especially difficult. Support groups can help.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)