Thursday, July 6,  2006, Issue #282

 

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From The Editor

 

More Wisdom
 

Eleven years ago this week, I pulled a rental truck up to the loading dock of the printer who had been contracted to produce the first issue of Today’s Caregiver magazine. A friend and I loaded the magazines in the pouring rain and spent the next few days driving to every hospital waiting room within three counties delivering the publications. Little did I know, way back then, just how very much I would learn from the caregivers I met along the way and just how interactive the act of sharing wisdom with family caregivers would become.

In each of the over 50 Fearless Caregiver Conferences we have held so far and in every letter, email, phone call and airplane conversation I have had with  a family caregiver, I feel that I have learned just a little bit more about the best practices in caregiving. It is always a pleasure to be able to share this wisdom with our readers, so you can only imagine how elated I have been this past week as the responses to the question in last week’s newsletter have come rolling in.  It is with pleasure that I share some of the following responses from the true caregiving experts – you.
 

It is amazing how we get ourselves so engrossed in caregiving we do not have, or take, the time to think of ourselves, especially to plan ahead for ourselves…Continue


I am not a professional.. rather currently in a caregiving role and wish you the best in the next chapter of your life...Continue 


I'm very sorry for your loss...I know how it is to be a caregiver. I take care of my mom who is 84 and my hubby who is mentally disabled…Continue 


I don't necessarily believe that pursuing a career in one of the fields of caregiving is in your best interest…Continue  


First let me convey my condolences to you on the loss of your father, and my sympathies to you on the loss of so many other family members…Continue


Ted:  God Loves You!!!  You may consider going into contract management at a local hospital…Continue


For 18 years I had a career of my choice that I loved but decided to do something different after caring for my father who had Alzheimer’s…Continue   


Ted may be able to reach out for some job training programs …Continue  


This is a great opportunity to suggest he contact his local hospice for bereavement support services…Continue   

 

Take care
Gary Barg

Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com


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Feature Article

Benefits Counselors
Who are they and do I need one?

By Sandra Fusion, Staff Writer

There are so many benefits, both financial and assistance-oriented to which individuals are entitled ....Continued


Additional Articles:

A Nice Touch
by Cyndie Goins Hoelscher

The day began ominously enough.  Low clouds, shrouded in mourning colors, hung heavily in the sky, threatening to weep during the plein air class at the Botanical Gardens. . ...Continued


Let's Not Talk About That Now...
By Jennifer Kay

Too often families do not like to talk about issues surrounding death, dying and funerals. Why should they ask?  .....Continued

 

Guest Column

Legally Protect Your Aging Loved Ones
By Terry Abrams Berger, Esq.

Without proper legal planning, caring for aging loved ones is often emotionally and financially distressing for everyone involved....Continued


Caretips

Home Care Tips for Elderly Loved Ones 
by Jennifer B. Buckley

If you are caring for an elderly loved one at home, you should make them as comfortable and safe as possible. ..Continued


F   r   o   m       O   u   r       R   e   a   d   e   r   s

Carenotes

Hi, my wife has a pituitary brain tumor. She was diagnosed in Nov 2003 and had surgery in Jan 2004 going up through the sinus to the brain. Still having symptoms, her doctor went after the rest of the tumor with Gamma Knife radiation surgery. My question is, since both the surgeries her personality and her ability to think clearly have changed and it frustrates her. Has any other care giver noticed this with their spouse or family member?

Sincerely

D
 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
More Wisdom
Feature Article
Benefits Counselors
 
Guest Column
Legally Protecting Your Aging Loved Ones
CareTips
Carenotes


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