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...Caregivers must never forget that there is a major difference between caring for elders and children. Children are just learning, and they will grow out of their dependency, presuming they are blessed with good mental and physical health. On the other hand, elders are suffering enormous losses, of which they are keenly aware. They are not going to learn, adapt or “grow out of it.” Instead, they will continue to decline and lose their independence.

Continue reading on Agingcare for more on the tricky differences in language that can make a difference in how we view our caregiving role.

Minding Our Elders: Caregivers Share Their Personal Stories. “I hold onto your book as a life preserver and am reading it slowly on purpose...I don't want it to end.” ...Craig William Dayton, Film Composer

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