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CaregiverManCaringForWomaniStock-667723992As a family caregiver for a combination of seven elders over a period of 20 years, I’ve had more than my share of taking care of others while I have been in pain. Still, a caregiver who is caring for vulnerable elders doesn’t give up easily. Ideally, if the caregiver is sick, other arrangements should be made for the elder. Realistically, that kind of help can be hard to come by so we all-too-often work when we should be resting.

Continue reading on HealthCentral for more on this fairly common situation, more common as years of caregiving go by:

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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