A member asked:

How can i seek support from others in caregiving for my wife?

9 doctors weighed in across 4 answers

Several ways exist: First and foremost is family. Those who need caregiving generally want family first. Your family physician clearly is needed and will help get correct care as well. Finally, depending on the problem, there are many helpful organizations both public and private that can help. What ever you do get your wife's consent for the help you are proposing to give her. Don't force choices unless necessary.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Several groups: There are groups both online and possibly in your community offering support for caregivers. This is a tremendously important, but often extremely stressful, role to have for a spouse or other family member. Check out: national family caregivers association -- http://www.Thefamilycaregiver.Org -- also aarp has useful info: http://tinyurl.Com/9k58nc8.

Answered 10/19/2018

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Caregiving: Share your thoughts & feelings with others who can understand & support you. Accept help when it is offered. Know when to ask for the help. There are support groups for caretakers in local communities (such as for Alzheimer’s, MS or the Elderly). There are also on-line support groups. Spend time with other people who you enjoy and care about.

Answered 10/21/2018

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Care giving: Contact your local hospital senior services- as many have support groups and also most state /counties have senior services-Adult and aging services as well. Contact AARP as well. https://search.aarp.org/gss/everywhere?q=caregiver%20services&intcmp=DSO-SRCH-EWHERE (1-888-687-2277) 7 AM to 11 PM ET

Answered 10/22/2018

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