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Health Tip: How Caregivers Can Help

Health Tip: How Caregivers Can Help

10/28/10

(HealthDay News) -- Caregivers can offer help and support to people who are no longer completely independent.

Womenshealth.gov suggests how a caregiver can provide assistance to people with dementia, cancer or another condition that limits the ability to perform basic daily tasks:

  • Shopping for groceries.
  • Preparing and serving meals.
  • Cleaning the home and performing other chores.
  • Making sure the bills are paid.
  • Administering medications.
  • Assisting with bathing, going to the bathroom and getting dressed.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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