I came across an article in the Chicago Tribune titled “The increasingly male face of caregivers.” This article focused on men’s roles on being a caregiver for a loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. This showed how men became the nurturing ones during their everyday gender roles. Men became the ones who cooked, cleaned, bathed, clothed, and fed their partners because they were incapable of doing it themselves. Society is so used to women being the ones who are the “caregivers” in the home, that this new trend has received a lot of attention in the news. Men who had to take over these roles said that they took on these new roles with no questions asked. Some of their nurturing abilities they actually picked up on earlier in life from the ones that they had to take care of now. Their mothers and wives taught them how to be nurturing by the way that they took care of them, so they felt that it was only right to return the favor to them when they were in need. I think this new trend allows people to see that men can also have a nurturing side and don’t mind taking on roles that they normally would not perform in their activities of daily living. It shows how sometimes in a “traditional” home, the roles between the man and the woman have to be switched due to extreme circumstances. There are even organizations and online resources that have been created for men in guiding them through their new roles as nurturers. It is OK to step outside of one’s comfort zone when it comes to caring for someone you truly love. This new trend shows that it is OK when roles are switched and it should be embraced by society to allow men to be known as a nurturer when he has to take on the responsibility of being one.