Jamila Bookwala, professor of psychology, is chair of the new aging studies program.Caregiving is already a grueling task without the additional strain of COVID-19, which has increased the psychological and financial stresses on those who are caring for loved ones.

Jamila Bookwala, professor of psychology and dean of the faculty, comments on this issue in an article published by USA Today, reported in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom that reports on gender, politics, and policy.

“They are being stretched thin. This is at the same time that those who are working may be seeing cuts in their salaries or compensation,” Bookwala says. “We’re talking about the brewing of—I don’t want to call it perfect—it’s the imperfect storm. This is going to take a toll for a long, long time.”

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