More older carers ‘risking health’

The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the pressures of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests.

The warning by Age UK and Carers UK came as the charities released figures showing there were 1.2m carers over 65 – a 25% rise in the past decade.

The biggest increase though has been seen in the over 85s, with the numbers more than doubling to 87,000.
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