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David Besst is a specialist in family caregiver programs at the Arizona Division of Aging an Adult Services.

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Caring for Caregivers

Arizona’s caregivers prepare for their biggest challenge yet: the Silver Tsunami. Will they be able to handle the wave?

It’s been called the “Silver Tsunami,” that swelling wave of roughly 77 million baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, who began turning 65 in 2011 and whose sheer proportions threaten to impact virtually all of the health care and social services geared toward seniors in the coming years.