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75yr age span from grandma to son, and i take care of both. how long can i do this and keep my health?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Take breaks: Caretakers can wear out & become ill themselves if they fail to arrange periodic breaks from caretaking. Other relatives may spell you or you can arrange for trusted professionals/friends to give you a day or two away from the stress. Council on aging may suggest daycare center for grandma, for example. If your son has special needs, you may find a nearby support group that can help.

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