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Being A Caregiver And A Patient

I was a caregiver to my mother and father. My mother past a year ago. My father will be 90 in March. He has a sharp mind and is active.

My drawback is that I live over 2 hours from him but go and visit him 3 times a week. I take care of his finances, doctor appointments, shopping, etc. And sometimes he can be very demanding.

I don't mind doing anything for him, but I am drained. I got him a caregiver who monitors his medications, washes clothes, cooks, and cleans. Even with her taking on some of the things I used to do. I still feel overwhelmed.

How do you handle being a caregiver and taking care of yourself?

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