‘Tis the Season to be a Caregiver

Although the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a time of great joy and fellowship, many folks (even the most chaos-tolerant among us) will admit to facing at least some stress, whether the source is gift selection, kitchen duty or trying to keep the peace in a fractious family.

And if you’re the primary caregiver for an elderly relative, the stress is compounded by the day-to-day realities of that responsibility. While there’s a tendency to recall the past—those “happier” and “easier” times ...

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