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Some people are thrust into the role of caregiver abruptly, such as when a loved one has a sudden illness. More often, caregiving is a gradual process that requires preparation. Key to successful caregiving for an older parent or relative is support; experts suggest that caregivers seek out resources such as a local Area Agency on Aging to identify and help resolve problems, and connecting with other caregivers. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about caregiving and elder care, how to manage as a caregiver, questions to ask as a caregiver, resources and tips for caregivers, services available for caregivers, and much more.

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