Poll Says it is More Stressful Caring for Spouse Than Parent

An Associated Press – NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll of Americans shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for a parent or an in-law.

While 8 in 10 people who’ve been caregivers called it a positive experience, it’s also incredibly difficult. And while 7 in 10 who cared for a spouse said their relationship grew stronger as a result, nearly two-thirds said it caused stress in their family compared with about half among those who cared for a parent.

You can read more about the poll here.

 

 

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