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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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“Whether it’s a pastor, banker or a lawyer, it helps to bring in a third party when you talk legal and financial issues. My cousin is a lawyer, and he helped my parents agree to give me power of attorney. Now I have peace of mind.”  -- Mary DeKok Blowers, 52, at right, with a work colleague. — Photo by Dean van Dis

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