AThis is an interesting dimension of rising rates of male caregiving, from Sunday’s New York Times:
The Alzheimers Association and the National Alliance for Caregiving estimate that men make up nearly 40 percent of family care providers now, up from 19 percent in a 1996 study by the Alzheimers Association. About 17 million men are caring for an adult.
It used to be that when men said, Ill always take care of my mother, it meant, My wife will always take care of my mother, said Carol Levine, director of the families and health care project at the United Hospital Fund. But now, more and more men are doing it.