The end of life is not the same for women and men. It is common to think that women are more healthy, live longer and thereof can support their partner. But in fact, at birth, the difference for one individual between his Life Expectancy (acronym LE) and his Healthy Adjusted Life Expectancy (acronym HALE) is larger in average for women than it is for Men. So there is some chances that the care giver could not be the one we thought of at the first sight.
The link below is the address for a very sensitive article posted by France Woolley.
- What About All Those Exhausted Men? (aarp.org)
- Who is the caregiver? (worthwhile.typepad.com)
- This Month, Be THANKFUL for Caregivers! (pattidudek.typepad.com)