I guess my last discussion posted about this did not come out exactly right, so I am going to try again. I think the caregiver should take of the patients needs as far as making sure they take their meds and eat right, and try to encourage them to learn how to help themselves, and maybe how to fight cravings; or substitues for those craves. But ultimately, the patient, husband, wife, child, lover has to learn how to care for themselves too, because who knows if the caregiver can no longer assist the patient. Of, course you could always hire another caregiver, but it would not be the same as a family member or loved one. It should be you, the patient, you should learn along with your caregiver to prepare yourself to take over your own care.
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