Caregivers, care for yourself too


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Many family members would gladly take on a caregiving role for an ageing relative in need, but this can quickly lead to them neglecting their own needs and burning out, say experts. — Uwe Umstätter/Westend61/dpa

As populations age in many societies around the world, more caregiving is being provided by people who aren’t healthcare professionals.

Take Germany: Eighty percent of the approximately 4.1 million people who need permanent care receive it at home – mostly primarily from family members, official statistics show.

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