TV and radio personality Leeza Gibbons knows firsthand the dark, lonely, and stressful emotions that can be triggered by caring for a frail or sick loved one. While caring for her late mother, who had Alzheimer's disease, she conceived the Leeza's Place support centers for caregivers -- sanity-saving sources of respite, education, and, especially, company. "Nobody's a natural-born Mother Teresa or Florence Nightingale all the time," she says. "I know I wasn't." In this Caring.com special, Leeza reveals 12 common "caregiver confessions," along with her uplifting practical advice. "You are not alone," she says.
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