Family Caregivers

By Joan Roche, Ph.D., MS, RN, CS Who Are the Family Caregivers? Family caregivers are relatives, friends, or neighbors who provide assistance related to an underlying physical or mental disability but who are unpaid for those services. 22.4 million to 54 million nationally Bottom line is that millions of Americans are providing care to family… Read more »

Stayin’ alive: That’s what friends are for

By Joe Hadfield Relationships improve your odds of survival by 50 percent A new Brigham Young University study adds our social relationships to the “short list” of factors that predict a person’s odds of living or dying. In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family,… Read more »