Caregivers are those who take responsibility for the care of another. A caregiver can be a parent providing care for young children, an adult sibling providing care for a disabled or chronically ill adult sibling, a young adult caring for a middle-aged parent with schizophrenia, or a middle-aged adult caring for a parent with dementia. Sometimes a caregiver is paid, such as a nanny or a nurse, while other times a caregiver is a member of the family who takes on the responsibility of caring for another member of the family in an unpaid position. The family member may become a full-time caregiver for another family member or may take on a role as advocate for services for a family member living in an assisted-living ...

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