Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed November to be Family Caregiver Month in North Carolina. This year’s theme is, “Take Care to Give Care”. The Kerr Tar Area Agency on Aging provides services to help individuals caring for their loved ones. In 2015, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care to individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Caring for these loved ones can create severe emotional, physical and financial stress to the individuals providing it. Due to the stress of managing all the caregiving responsibilities, family caregivers have a disproportionate number of health and emotional problems.
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