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Caring into Retirement by Frank Gaze

by Editor

Frank Gaze, a carer for many years, talks about life as an older person and draws on a range of caring situations he has found himself in over the course of his life. “Ultimately” he says “it is looking after oneself that is the most likely task we will all have.

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Published several times a year, each issue of Family Care is packed with helpful articles to help you self-manage common caring issues at home. Regular features include Useful Things (useful…


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