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MotherDaughteriStock-826694960Dear Candid Caregiver: My parents are both in their late 70s and doing quite well but I see that the need for making decisions about their futures, or at least gathering information, is closing in. We live in the same community, so my husband and I have been helping with some minor things around their home, but they are very independent and hire out the most difficult jobs. However, with time, I know that more help from us will be necessary. When do I consider myself their caregiver? How do I begin? What do I need to know? – Potential Newbie

Read the full article on HealthCentral about how to cope when you are on the verge of becoming a caregiver - you feel it in your bones:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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