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How to Find Help-- Tips for Caregivers and Loved Ones

by: Kathi Koll on

The fifth in our nine-part guide for new caregivers. Strangely enough, when someone suffers from a stroke or other debilitating ailment, at least two people end up needing help—the sufferer and the caregiver. But often, caregivers, who may be spouses, children or other relatives, are so focused on the needs of their ailing family members that they forget about their own needs as they look for help. In fact, many don't even realize that it's important to call themselves caregivers. “Most of us call ourselves daughters, wives—'I'm not a caregiver; that's more