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COMMENTARY: How do I know if I’m a caregiver?

So often I meet people in the community who start to tell their story and when I say, “You do know you are a caregiver, right?” they will often disagree and say that “I am doing what any good husband/wife/child would do in this situation.”

So here is what the definition of a caregiver looks like, according to Wikipedia: “A caregiver or carer is an unpaid or paid member of a person’s social network who helps them with activities of daily living. Caregiving is most commonly used to address impairments related to old age, disability or disease or a mental disorder.”

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