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Caregiver's Handbook: A guide to caring for the ill, elderly, or disabled-and yourself

Dear Reader, Welcome to the newly revised edition of the Caregiver's Handbook: A guide to caring for the ill, elderly, disabled—and yourself. One day you may find that someone you care about—a spouse, parent, relative, or close friend—needs help negotiating the daily tasks of life. Perhaps that day has already come. Nearly 66 million Americans—almost 30% of the population—act as caregivers, offering assistance of all sorts, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. Their efforts…

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