Calling yourself a caregiver is good for you and makes you a better caregiver.
The National Family Caregivers Association commissioned a study from The Caregivers Advisory Panel in 2001 to learn about the impact self-identifying oneself as a caregiver has on caregivers. Information about the study is on the NFCA web site at “NFCA’s 2001 Survey of Self-Identified Family Caregivers”. It’s good material.
You can download the complete survey from the NFCA’s web site.
Caregiver Tip: It’s important to say the words, “I’m an MS Caregiver.” Chances are, you’ll do a better job because of it.