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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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Focus on One Person

“When I’m caring for my daughter, I can’t think of my husband’s cancer. I have to focus on the one who needs me the most. And then I must cut out some time for myself. That’s how I find the strength to be supportive.” -- DonnaLee Hornyak, 68, above — Photo by Dean van Dis/Wonderful Machine

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