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Thursday September 25, 2008 - Issue #3

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Rock the Vote


Wow, time flies.  This year marks the fourth presidential election since the launch of Today’s Caregiver magazine and in 1995.  First was the Clinton–Dole race (remember anything about that one? No? Me neither.) In 2000, Bush-Gore (that one was kind of memorable, )2004, Bush–Kerry (Freedom Fries anyone?) and of course this November, Obama–McCain  (it already feels like being in the middle of the 100 year war.)

The truth is that we caregivers hold the secret to any election. A guaranteed win for any politician smart enough to realize that 54 million caregivers represent the most powerful voting bloc that this (or any) nation has ever seen.   It is incumbent upon each and every one of us to not only be Fearless Caregivers, but also Fearless Citizens.  Find out how the candidates for local, state or federal office really feel about the things we need.  Did they vote for the Lifespan Respite Care Act last year? What is their voting record on Medicare and Medicaid funding? Do they have any specific plans for supporting the family caregivers in their communities? Talking points and speeches are fine, but as we caregivers know, a person’s deeds are what counts most.

But, you cannot be counted or complain if you do not vote. And you cannot vote if you do not register.   In some states, the time is drawing near for you to register.  And in some states, you can vote already.

Vote your conscience, vote on the facts, but please vote. 


Take care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Linking the Past to the Present:
The Benefits of Reminiscing

By  Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer

Uncle Joe recalls the good old days when a Ford coupe was $500, gasoline cost 19 cents a gallon, a postage stamp was three cents, and penny candy was a treat.    ...Continued

Additional Articles:

Finding a Sense of Relief

By Jude Roberts, Staff Writer

Technology and medicine have merged to create the PERS (personal emergency response system). There are several PERS on the market today that can help with reducing the amount of hospital stays a loved one may experience ...Continued

Today's Caregiver magazine - Digitial Edition

Sept/Oct issue

Caregiver Story

By Linda Lee Albert

My husband, Jim, had no intention of retiring. He was never a man who longed to replace his office for the golf course - who pictured himself leaving his native Michigan for warmer climates.  ...Continued

(Do you have a story? Tell us.)


Driving and Transportation Safety
by Ryan Mackey

Transportation can be an obstacle for many older people, and adjusting to either public transportation or rides from family are not easy. It is usually up to the family of the loved one who must handle transportation issues, and ensure they stay safe when on the roads.   .....Continued

Have you ever used the Personal Emergency Response System (PERS)?  If so let us know what your experience was.  Email us.

My husband of 40 years is not well at all. I try to take care of him as best I can. Our children just don't get it.

He is now at the point where he does not want me to go anywhere.  If I am in a different  room than he is, he gets angry.  He has gotten very verbally abusive and I'm afraid of what will happen next. Not so much what he will do to me, but what I might do to him.  I am just about to give up.

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Rock the Vote
Linking the Past to the Present
Caregiver Story


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