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8 Things Your Friend Caring for an Aging Parent Needs from You

  • Anne Peterson Poet and Author
8 Things Your Friend Caring for an Aging Parent Needs from You

All of us have families that we love; people who know us and spend time with us. But when our family members become sick and require constant care, it can deplete us. This often occurs with aging parents. As our parents grow older, it is an unfortunate fact that they will need more help when it comes to performing daily tasks. Taking care of a loved one is sometimes a 24/7 job, and one that can be quite demanding.

If we know someone who is caring for an aging parent, it is important to understand that they need support. But what does that look like? We are probably missing our friends who are taking care of their loved ones. But the truth is, they are probably missing us as well. Here are 8 things you can do to help a friend who is caring for an aging parent.

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