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At What Moment Did You Realize You Were a Caregiver?

GrandfatherCreditmathias-konrath-197302-unsplashAll of these people are caregivers. Whether or not they are caregivers in the legal sense that they can file for benefits or qualify for respite care isn't what we're considering in this article. We're looking at the emotional investment of caregiving as well as time and physical presence. Additionally, there's no way to overstate the role of the advocate in a vulnerable person's life. This role may be one of the most important ones we play no matter how much or little we are physically present to provide hands-on care.

Read full article on Agingcare about the startling idea that we often don't know when we become a caregiver:

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