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Improving Health Literacy through Communication

For Caregivers

If you're the caregiver of a chronically ill or disabled relative, you know how exhausting--both physically and emotionally--the job can be.

Caregivers are, after all, "on call" around the clock as cooks, nurses, bill-payers, and errand-runners--and they're often trying to balance those tasks with their own feelings about the declining health of someone they love.

Caregiving can be so stressful that some doctors describe caregivers as "hidden patients."

If you're a caregiver who's feeling angry, sad, or moody; who's crying more than usual; or who's just plain overwhelmed, you probably need to take care of yourself, too.

Here are some tips to help caregivers alleviate stress:

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