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Kimberly Craft sits down with Suzy Bourque, a caregiver specialist from the Pima Council on Aging, and Jan Sturges, a caregiving coordinator at the University of Arizona's Life and Work Connections.

Fifty million individuals in the U.S. care for elderly, disabled or sick loved ones--over half a million in Arizona alone. While many caregivers find their responsibilities rewarding, the work of tending others can come with a steep cost: the caregiver's health. Jan Sturges, Caregiver Coordinator for the UA Life and Work Connections, and Suzy Bourque, a caregiver specialist at the Pima Council on Aging, talk about the difficulties of caring for loved ones and offer advice about coping with the stress.

Kimberly Craft sits down with Suzy Bourque, a caregiver specialist from the Pima Council on Aging, and Jan Sturges, a caregiving coordinator at the University of Arizona\\u0027s Life and Work Connections.

The Tucson-based Family Caregiver Outreach Program has developed a manual for caregivers, called How To Be a Resilient Caregiver, that is available online. Click to read it. For more caregiving stories, visit our National Family Caregivers Month page.