Caregiving is universal – we all enter and leave this world needing care. Yet we often don’t acknowledge the people providing daily support for their loved ones suffering from chronic illnesses or disabilities. This short film sheds light on the experience of millions of unpaid caregivers worldwide and the toll it can take on their own health, careers, and finances. It’s time we pay attention to these unsung heroes.

most unpaid family caregivers have trouble sleeping

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