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Respite: Care for the Caregiver

As Natalia Alvarado's Alzheimer's disease worsened, her daughter Sonia's caregiver role grew larger and more taxing. The director of the Los Angeles Caregivers Resource Center, Shawn Herz, says it is vital for caregivers like Sonia to have breaks from their demanding 24/7 jobs. Emotional and physical damage can come from years of this kind of unrelenting stress. Here Ms. Herz shares good advice on respite resources available to help care for the caregiver.

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