Magazine article Work & Family Life

My Daughter Took Wonderful Care of Me

Magazine article Work & Family Life

My Daughter Took Wonderful Care of Me

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QI wasn't surprised recently to read that "the best long-term care insurance is a conscientious daughter"-because my daughter took such wonderful care of me through a long, serious illness.

I found the quote in a study by fellows at Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center. It certainly reinforces my experience, and I wanted to share it with your readers.

-N.H., Nashville

A Thank you. The new Stanford study and others as well reinforce what you're saying about the major contribution of family members, especially women, to health care. It's not only daughters. More men are helping too.

But women are at the epicenter of caregiving as a whole and of Alzheimer's caregiving, in particular, says Ruth Drew, director of family and information services at the Alzheimer's Association.

"Even though two-thirds of the people with Alzheimer's are women themselves, two-thirds of the caregivers are also women," Drew says. "There are more wives caring for their husbands than the reverse, more daughters caring for parents than sons. …

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