Experiences with family caregiving

We interviewed 39 people who were, or had been taking care of someone with a chronic illness or condition. About half of the caregivers we interviewed were caring for their husbands and some were caring for their wives. Several caregivers were caring for a parent and others were caring for an adult child or a friend.

Here you will find the various experiences of the people we interviewed. The experiences are summarized in themes such as caring for yourself, impact on health, support from family and friends, and many more. You will be able to read about their experiences and also to see the people we interviewed and to listen to selected parts of their interviews.

The topics are summarized in 5 main groups. Each main group has several topic pages that each discuss a specific theme such as financial impact or providing support etc. Theme pages are illustrated with relevant video, audio or textual clips of the interview.