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Caregivers often sacrifice own health

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Drained and strained — those are the two words Karen Frost uses to describe herself, and it’s easy to understand why. The 43-year-old wife and mother of two works two part-time jobs and helps care for her 82-year-old mother, who lives 25 minutes away. Her mother has a host of health problems, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, dementia and macular degeneration. “She doesn’t really think that she needs any help, ...

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July 18, 2012
9:08 a.m.

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Thank you for this article..I don't feel so alone now. I'm a single parent taking care of my aging father. Trying to make time for every need of my family can be overwelming. Trying to make time for myself can be frustrating and I end up feeling guilty when I do.