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Can caregivers get so drawn into the world of the care receiver that their mental health is at risk? I received a private email from a reader that made me think more deeply about this possibility. The reader said she'd been caring for her mother in her mother's home for three years. The mother has middle stage Alzheimer's and can be quite "creative" about reality. 

Read the full article on HealthCentral about how outside activities can help a caregiver stay more healthy mentally:

Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver

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