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Wednesday March 10, 2010 - Issue #475

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    From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

The Smallest Kindness

Today we are in Tennessee, about to hold our second annual Nashville Fearless Caregiver Conference. I am looking forward to once again seeing our partners at the Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging, talking with Clay Walker and Steve Moses, and meeting new friends and caregivers during the day...continued 

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Feature Article

Unresolved Issues in Family Caregiving

By Kristine Dwyer, LSW and
Douglas Heck, PhD

The phone call came on a misty Sunday morning. Mary’s mother had fallen at home and was hospitalized with severe injuries.  Mary and her sister were contacted by their elderly father and a social worker and encouraged to return home to help their aged parents make medical decisions, straighten out financial and legal matters, and find home care services. They were called to be caregivers yet found themselves facing this role with great apprehension and mixed emotions as they considered stepping back into their parents’ lives. Memories of a difficult childhood and stressful relationships had led the family to years of estrangement. At this point, they looked for guidance and answers to the dilemma they faced...continued

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Guest Column

The Healing Power of Music

by Steve Toll and Linda Bareham


What better “medicine” than a “treatment” that has only positive side effects and “therapy” that is actually enjoyable? That is the “miracle of music” when applied with intention. Music is shown to have the ability to help organize the brain; especially vital to those who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

Usually after twenty minutes of music, there are observable effects, such as singing, foot tapping, and clapping. Studies have shown that the results of a
musical therapy session last for several hours afterward...continued



Improving Doctor/Caregiver Relationships  

By Ryan Mackey

Tips for Doctors from Caregivers

Allow yourself to feel for the caregiver and be in support of their role.

Be as up front as possible with any health conditions or diagnoses of loved ones.

Do not be afraid to ask how the caregiver is doing, and think of their needs even when tending to a loved one.

Be thorough and open with any medications you may prescribe, and alert the caregiver to any concerns or side effects that may result Always be comfortable enough to tell the caregiver about any resources or health care options available, outside of prescribing medication and diagnosing the illness... continued



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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

The Smallest Kindness

Feature Article

Unresolved Issues
in Family Caregiving

Guest Column

The Healing
Power of Music

Improving Doctor / Caregiver Relationships




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My husband is in a nursing home and I have become friends with a man whose wife is also a resident.  We have spent time together listening to music in the day room of the facility and attending afternoon and evening programs there.

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I am a caregiver advisor in IL. We work under the Area Agency on Aging who answers to the IL Dept. on Aging. I looked up MA thinking ...continued




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