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Wednesday January 23,  2008 - Issue #363

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief

Something About Harry

Last week in this column I spoke of Harry, a gentleman I met while being interviewed on public radio.  He was concerned about his 90 year old dad and wanted to get some advice about what he should do.  One thing we discussed was the importance of contacting a Geriatric Care Manager for an assessment. 

I also asked you to share some of your tips with Harry.  Boy, did he come to the right place:


My wife, Cheryl and I had growing concerns over her mother, who began exhibiting Alzheimer's symptoms probably 6-7 years ago, but lived alone, still drove, but didn't recognize that she was having problems herself.  "You know how you forget things as you get older", she said with a laugh....continued 


As a baby boomer who is also part of the Sandwich Generation, it can be difficult to make sure your elder relatives are properly cared for.  I have found that moving into my Mom's house was the best decision for me and my daughter, not to mention my Mom....continued 


I know the frustrations of parenting my cousin rather than partnering with her.  Bathing has been a very challenging area for her since she even refused to change her clothes for days.  Feeling like I had little choice, I had to "trick" her into taking a bath....continued

 

Take care

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com

 


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Feature Article

Fearless Caregiving Abroad

By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer


Over a year ago, Steve Herzfeld took a fearless leap of caregiving faith when he moved to India with his parents....Continued
 


Additional Article:
 

A Silent Crisis: Working Caregivers
Are Begging For Help

by Hilary Gibson, Staff Writer

At time when private enterprises are trying to increase productivity, reduce costs and enhance the quality of their products or services ...Continued


 
 

Caregiver Story

My Ultimate Caregiver

By Karen D’Angelo


At the end of the day when the weight of the world has fallen upon me, I lie comfortably in bed knowing my husband is picking up where I left off. .. ...Continued

(Do you have a story? Tell us.)


Caretips

Getting to the Bottom of Bed-Wetting

By Michael Plontz 
 

Consistently wetting the bed--beyond the age deemed reasonable by society--can be a traumatic experience for a child who doesn’t understand why....Continued


 

Carenotes

Can I get some ideas on how to solve facial and head picking by my wife who has moderate to severe AD?

Thank you.

 

EN

 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
Something About Harry
Feature Article
Fearless Caregiving Abroad
 
Caregiver Story
My Ultimate Caregiver
CareTips
Carenotes


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