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FatherDaughter_iStock-627674742We love our parents - or at least care enough that we feel at least somewhat responsible to help them out in their later years. That's all good. What most people don't see coming, though, is the overwhelm that can happen once that "helping out somewhat" starts to escalate. The sensible and potentially sanity-saving thing to do is to start early to figure out what you can do and how to get the things you can't do accomplished some other way. 

Continue reading on Egosancares to learn more about protecting yourself while you care for others:

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

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