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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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 “Caregivers must get respite. Even if it’s just for an afternoon, if you can get a break, take it. Find an agency that offers this. It took me a couple of years to realize it, but the truth is you can really pop.” -- Joanne Fanizza, 54, in her garden
— Photo by Bryan Derballa

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