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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
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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