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Helpful Tips for Caregivers

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Educate Yourself

Educate yourself about your loved one’s illness or condition. Knowing as much as you can will help you communicate effectively with the physicians and other healthcare professionals who are involved in your loved one’s care. The more you know, the more effective you will be.

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Devoting oneself to the care of a chronically ill or disabled child, spouse or parent can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. It is essential for you, as a caregiver, to take care of yourself, get the support you need and remember that you are not alone.

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