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Long-Distance Caregiving Can Be Emotional and Frustrating

Living a distance away from our parents can be freeing for the young. However, as we mature our parents mature also, or as we generally say, they "age." For adult children who see their aging parents regularly because they live close by, this aging process, barring urgent health issues like a parent's stroke, is gradual. It's different for those who live at a distance. People who haven't seen their aging parents for a few months are often shocked when they do visit. It's like they've been smacked in the face with reality. Mom and Dad are "old."

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