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    Caregiver Tips - Overview

    Many people are caring for a chronically ill or disabled spouse, parent, or other family member. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, especially when you know that your care makes a positive difference. But caregiving can be difficult. There are three tips to being a good caregiver:

    • Take care of yourself.
    • Don't help too much. Let the person do as much as he or she can.
    • Ask for help.

    This topic will tell you more about these tips and how they can help both you and the person you are caring for.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
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