Caring for an older person, especially those with conditions such as dementia, difficulty walking, and terminal illness, can take a toll on the physical and mental health of the caregiver. Caregivers may face issues such as sleep problems, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. In developing countries like India, family members act as caregivers.
Caregivers face many challenges and difficulties while caring for an older person.
They may not always have access to resources and knowledge regarding providing care for the elderly. Even when these resources are available, there continues to be a knowledge gap.
Thus, it is essential to provide caregiver support. Caregiver support and education can reduce the caregiver burden and bridge the knowledge gap in caring for an older person.