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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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“I have diabetes. In the past four months I’ve started exercising and watch what I eat. I’ve lost 12 pounds. Caring for my mother helped me to make changes. I have children of my own and, don’t want to put them in that position if I can help it.” -- Lillie Evans, 61, in her Zumba class. — Photo by Andrew Spear/Aurora Select

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