First Steps for Consideration in One's Caregiver Journey

What are "first steps" that a caregiver should take when starting the caregiver journey? Do all family caregivers identify themselves as a "Caregiver"? Why do family members often fail to identify themselves as a "caregiver"? Explain the Ostrich Effect - many fail to do anything until in crisis...How do the "first steps" change for those who do not start the process of seeking help and information early in their caregiver journey? What is an Area Agency on Aging, and is there one in "my area?" What services do AAA's provide? What kind of classes should a caregiver consider taking? Are there different types of family caregivers? If so, what are they?

Episode: 23
Duration: 28:30