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Informal caregivers need better support

Apr 6, 2018

Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg 

Above: Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg

Who cares for the caregivers? Dr. Jenny Ploeg and Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid discuss their research in The Conversation.

Up to 80 per cent of community care for older adults is provided by unpaid informal caregivers. In the absence of government supports, many of them struggle with exhaustion, stress and depression.

Read the rest of the story at: The Conversation

​This has also been republished in the National Post

 as well as The Hamilton Spectator

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