Spousal Caregivers In The Last Years Of Life

An article appearing in the June 2019 issue of the journal Health Affairs discusses how caregiving in the last years of life is associated with increased depression and negative health outcomes for surviving spouses, many of whom are themselves in poor health. Yet, it is unclear how often spouses are caregiving alone, how they differ from supported spouses, and whether lack of support affects post-bereavement outcomes. 

The article can be obtained at https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/pdf/10.1377/hlthaff.2019.00087.