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9 Secrets of Caregiving

Advice from caregivers who've been there, done that

En español | One in four American adults helps provide care to an older parent, spouse or other adult relative or loved one. Here, nine caregivers share what they’ve learned about handling the stress, emotional demands and practical aspects of caregiving.

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“We have so many different doctors and none talk to each other. So now I bring my computer with me to all doctor’s visits. I keep my own record of who we spoke to, what we talked about and what we agreed to.” -- Nancy Butler, 61, at left — Photo by Christopher Capozziello/AEVUM

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