The Caregiver Community: Aging, Anxiety and Depression

No matter where you live or work, the world’s population is rapidly aging. Our aging population is creating historically unique challenges to families, the workforce, our medical and health care systems, and our caregiving culture. Adult-child caregivers, the majority of whom are working-age adults are hit especially hard by these challenges. Join Jane Everson and Frances Hall, two adult-child caregivers, along with their guests, as they navigate the frequently mysterious, often frightening, and sometime humorous world of caregiving. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities and parents and in-laws, this show is for you.

In this episode, Jane and Frances chat with Dr. Adina Gabor-Gagea, a clinical psychologist with expertise in aging and health care. Dr. Gabor-Gagea is especially interested in the everyday struggles women and family caregivers face. Dr. Gabor-Gagea differentiates between anxiety and depression and discusses the relationship between these conditions and aging. She also discusses with Frances and Jane some of the situations that may elicit anxiety and depression in aging parents and in caregivers.

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