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Caregiving Challenges and Rewards

Barry Rand discusses the experience of caring for a loved one and AARP's tools for caregivers

En español | I was my father's primary caregiver for the last eight years of his life. It was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. It was also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life. To me, it's the ultimate in giving back. To be able to care for my father, who had cared for me his whole life, meant a lot to me.

My experience is not unique. Millions of Americans struggle to care for aging loved ones while holding down jobs, raising children and taking care of their own health. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter said it best: "There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers; those who currently are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregivers." … Back to Article

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