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 Wednesday August 04, 2010 - Issue #497

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

A Caregiver's Friends and Family Plan

My column in last week’s newsletter about my friend who moved home to help take care of his father brought a flood of responses. In my friend’s case, his previously healthy mother died suddenly while taking care of his father (not an unusual occurrence for the primary caregiver in any family).  I know how difficult it can be to take a break from the stress of caregiving, even when we know it is the best thing we possibly can do for ourselves and the loved one for whom we care. The obvious answer is getting our friends and family to help us more, but that is trickier than it seems.

Florence’s email is a case in point.
 
Hi Gary,
I am drowning in stress due to caring for my mother who has cancer. I am single and an only child, so I feel that I have no one to talk to about what I am going through.
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Take care

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


 

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Feature Article

National Meals On Wheels
Rolls Out Into Rural Areas

By  Liza Berger, Staff Writer

The history of the Meals on Wheels program goes back to 1939 Great Britain, during World War II and the German Blitz. Thousands upon thousands of people lost their homes and had no way of cooking meals for their families. The Women’s Volunteer Service for Civil Defense of Great Britain recognized the problem and began preparing and delivering meals to their less-fortunate neighbors...continued


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Clever Cooking in a Tough Economy

By Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW, GCM

Families throughout the country are increasingly being challenged in finding creative solutions to eating healthy in spite of rising prices. The following are clever cooking strategies, which can assist today’s family in providing healthy daily meals without breaking the bank...continued

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Eating DIfficulties
By Kelly Collier, OTR

Suppose the person you are caring for has not been eating well for some time now.  This is a great concern, as adequate nutrition is essential for maintaining optimal health and well-being.  Eating problems are common and can be the result of many factors. ....continued

 

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

A Caregiver's Friends and Family Plan

Feature Article

National Meals on Wheels
Guest Column

Clever Cooking in a Tough Economy

Caretips
Eating Difficulties

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