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Caregivers cut back on own preventive health

One in 4 family caregivers cut back on spending for their own preventive health or dental care when caring for a loved one.

National Alliance for Caregiving. Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving; 2009. http://www.caregiving.org/data/Caregiving_in_the_US_2009_full_report.pdf. Accessed June 19, 2015

Reference

Title
Caregiving in the U.S
Publisher
National Alliance for Caregiving
Publication Date
2009
Authors
National Alliance for Caregiving
URL
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  • Human Burden

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