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How to Care For an Aging Family Member

July 23, 201618 min
What are the three things all caregivers need to know that no one usually tells them?Up to 80 million people in the U.S. are family caregivers; the backbone of healthcare in our country. But, landing in this situation can happen without warning and take years to fully grasp. How do you know when care is truly needed? What steps should I take as a new caregiver? What are the three things all caregivers need to know that no one usually tells them? To get answers to questions like these and more, Dr. Roizen welcomes David Levy, JD, gerontologist and author of The Family Caregiver's Manual: A Practical Planning Guide to Managing the Care of Your Loved One. This new book can help you evaluate your priorities, understand the options, deal with legal and financial matters, and keep tabs on emotional issues. Learn practical ways to make compassionate, informed decisions for your loved ones, whether that time is now or on the horizon.Bonus!6 Ways to Protect Your Heart in Hot Weather

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