WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40 million Americans are family caregivers, taking care of parents, spouses, partners, and other adult loved ones. To help caregivers get the support they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones, AARP and the Ad Council are continuing their successful Caregiver Assistance campaign with new PSAs, created pro bono by agency Spike DDB, designed to reach the underserved African-American caregiver population. Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7980451-ad-council-aarp-caregiver-assistance-campaign
"Many people will spend more of their time and resources caring for their aging parents than they did raising their own children," said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. "African-American caregivers are disproportionately affected as most are much younger than their white counterparts and often leave the workforce to provide care on a full-time basis. These new PSAs will help create greater awareness for caregivers who tackle tough issues every day, and provide information on the many resources that are available to help them meet their needs and those of their loved ones." The majority of family caregivers balance having a full- or part-time job with taking care of a loved one. This juggling of responsibilities can be highly stressful, putting caregivers at risk for depression, anxiety, lowered immunity, heart disease, and premature aging, as well as causing financial strain.