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What It's Like to Grow Up As A Caregiver: Interview With Dr. Barry Jacobs

YoungCaregiveriS-What_It___s_Like_to_Grow_Up_As_A_Caregiver-iStock-661656248Dr. Barry J. Jacobs is a clinical psychologist and family therapist in Pennsylvania, who specializes in helping family caregivers. When he was in high school, Dr. Jacobs’ family struggled with his father’s illness and ultimate death from brain cancer. This experience spurred him to become a psychologist specializing in helping family caregivers...years later his mom developed dementia.   

Read about Dr. Jacob's long caregiving journey on HealthCentral:  By CarolBradleyBursack as #TheCandidCaregiver

Purchase Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories – paperback or ebook

The stories in this fine book showed us how others have gone through similar things with their families and that is somehow reassuring. There are some helpful suggestions but mostly there is the recognition that others went through the same thing. All we can do is our best. That is greatly reassuring during these difficult emotional times. If you are a caregiver, this is a must-read. - Delores Edwards

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