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Thursday August 6, 2009 - Issue #444

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

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I received a lot of responses to last week’s article about the digital edition of Today’s Caregiver magazine.  The comments about the magazine itself were very rewarding, but the confusion came with how much it would cost to subscribe. The answer is simple:  the cost to subscribe to the digital edition of Today’s Caregiver magazine is zip. Nada.  Absolutely nothing.  No cost.   Just go to the link below and sign up.  When you are asked to create an account, go ahead.  No one will ask you to pull out your wallet.  The new format is very easy to use as well. 

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There is one more very important thing to mention in regard to the other news of note in last week’s newsletter—our interview with the new U.S. Assistant Secretary on Aging, Kathy Greenlee.  We are pleased to announce that Secretary Greenlee will be joining us on December 2nd at our Treasure Coast Fearless Caregiver Conference.  For more information: fearlessconference/index.htm


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Feature Article

Alleviating Bed Sores Can Be Done

By  Marie Santangelo, Staff Writer

Pressure sores are also known as decubitus ulcers and occur in patients who have little or no mobility allowing them to change positions and relieve the pressure on the body.  Sores can develop over time and may be diagnosed in “grades” of progression.  ....Continued

Care Verse
Trials and Triumphs of Caregiving

By  Rosemary J. Allender, LCSW-C

Can I
Thank you
You are special
I will still love you
Even with the roles reversed ....Continued

Guest Column
Considerations for Caregivers
By Arthur N. Gottlieb MSW, LMSW, CSA

Caregiving is not for everyone. Remember, it’s not about you. If the relationship is too emotionally charged or patience is not your best virtue, find someone else to take over the primary role of caregiver. ....Continued

(Do you have a story? Tell us.)



Respite Care Spells Relief for Stressed Out Caregivers
By Peter Ganther

Caregivers who take care of someone in their home must deal with the needs of their loved one 24 hours a day. Most are reluctant to ask for help—even from siblings and other relatives—so they end up carrying the burden all by themselves. ...Continued


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Inside This Issue:

News on News
Alleviating Bed Sores Can Be Done
Trials and Triumphs of Caregiving
Guest Column
Considerations for Caregivers


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