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The View from Here: Who cares?

Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio. Resized and recropped
Loretta Jackson shows her father Theodis how to wash his hands. He suffers from dementia and is often aggressive when Loretta helps him bathe.


An estimated 65 million Americans are family caregivers. They provide for sick, aging and disabled family members at home. It’s a stressful job. As Americans grow older, more of us will either need or be caregivers. But who cares for the caregivers? And what are they doing to care for themselves?

The View From Here is a production of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento. Photos, videos and complete transcripts of this program are available at their website.

The Executive Producer is Joe Barr, the reporters are Katie Orr, Julia Mitric and Cosmo Garvin. The Multimedia Produce is Andrew Nixon. The Senior Editor is Alan Ray.