November 4, 2022

Majority of adults over 50 report being caregivers for other seniors: poll

Dr. Courtney Polenick is quoted in this The Hill article.

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“The challenges of helping someone you know as they grow older should not be underestimated, but neither should the potential rewards,” said Courtney Polenick in a release. Polenick is an assistant professor of psychiatry and caregiving researcher at Michigan Medicine who worked with the poll team. 

“These data show the importance of supporting those who help our nation’s oldest adults. Not only have 54% of people over 50 done this in the past two years during the pandemic, but about two-thirds of that group are actively doing it right now.”