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Connect With Fellow Caregivers on AARP Facebook Group

Get expert advice and share your caregiving concerns and stories

'How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir' book cover and author Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew on 'How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir'

The actress' new book details her emotional journey of caring for ailing parents

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The Many Faces of Caregiving and Their Challenges

3 family caregivers share experiences of hard-fought battles and struggles

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The Changing Roles of the Caregiver See All

Changing Roles Caregiving, Garcia Family

The Personal Attendant

A young mother has a second job: taking care of her mother’s basic needs

Alice Brouhard And Kara Brouhard, Family Caregiving Roles

The Tech Support Guru

A mother becomes a technology wiz to help her daughter live independently

Changing Roles Caregiving, Veney Family

The Entertainment Director

A daughter makes sure her mother stays active and engaged despite her dementia

Changing Roles Caregiving, Ridenour Family

The Movement Facilitator

Attention to detail helps a caregiver maintain his wife’s mobility — in and out of the house

Changing Roles Caregiving, Yarbough Family

The Personal Chef

A fondness for cooking helps a daughter create appealing, nutritious meals for her diabetic mother

Changing Roles Caregiving, Babin Family

The Advocate

After her son was severely wounded in Iraq, a mother became his voice


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