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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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Accept Today; Don’t Wish for Yesterday

“I used to think my mom should still be the active, vibrant woman she once was. That’s not fair. Now, I ask: is she safe? Happy? Pain free? I look for the glimmer in her eye. I look for the joy.” -- Lori LaBey, 52, above, with her mother — Photo by Courtney Perry

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