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Although we see the number of male caregivers increasing all the time, the fact remains that, when it comes to long-term care for family members and their spouses, today women carry the weight. Daughters, daughter-in-laws, wives, sisters, and nieces often accept role of caregiver for aging adults in the family. Across the US there are women commonly referred to as the sandwich generation, who are playing dual roles in their families. They often mother themselves in addition to caring for their own aging parents.