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Dear Carol: During this past year my once healthy parents have together experienced one heart attack, one minor stroke, and one diabetes diagnosis. My in-laws are still healthy but also old enough to start having health problems. We all live in the same town, but since my husband travels, I’m the go-to person for their needs. We have two children in middle school. For now, things are calm and I can get back to concentrating on being a wife, mom, and employee, but I know that more issues with my parents and possibly my in-laws are inevitable. I love them all and want to do the right thing but I panic when I think too far ahead. How do others handle this craziness when so many people they love need help? – LK

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