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 Tuesday January 4, 2011 - Issue #519

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

The Boomer's Lament:
Or am I now they?

Speak up when we complain about how hard it is for Mom to hear; after years at the disco, no sound is too clear

Slow down when we jog by, complaining about the man with the cane, ‘cause I think I just got a charley horse or at least a small sprain

When I talk with Mom’s doc about her memory disorder, this time I must remember to bring a tape recorder

It’s fun to watch Dad try to run a microwave; if I knew how to use my cell phone camera, that’s a picture I would save ..continued  

Take care

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


Feature Article

Prescription Drug Programs
for Caregivers

By Marie Santangelo, Staff Writer

As caregivers know, not all loved ones may qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. This puts some medications, especially newer ones, out of reach. Patients in need of help with drug costs need to look at a variety of sources. One surprising resource is the company that produces the medication...continued


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Guest Column

Confessions of a Recovering Caregiver

By Daphne Simpkins

Since my three-year stint as my father’s caregiver I wrestle with socially unacceptable urges to comfort, feed, and water just about anybody.

I do not have to know you personally to offer you a cough drop when you choke. I say “Bless you” before you finish sneezing, and my right hand will automatically fidget for an Aloe-enriched, bacteria-killing tissue.
... continued


Today's Caregiver magazine - Digitial Edition

November/December Issue

Caretips

The Blues: A Wellspring of Peace

Dr. Marie DiCowden

How many times have you had "the blues?" Feeling blue or down is often the result of a combination of things: physical and emotional fatigue, a sense of loss or hopelessness that things will never change. Being a caregiver often requires days and nights of intense giving that leave a person feeling depleted and having a case of the "the blues".
 ...continued


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I am a faithful reader of your online magazine, and wanted to share some thoughts. After seeing the congressional hearing on Alzheimer's disease, I am wondering if our living wills should include our wishes about being kept alive with no quality of life left.

During the congressional hearings, they said we still don't know what causes Alzheimer's and we have no medications which will cure the disease or stop its progression. They estimated it will soon cost billions to keep people cared for in their homes and facilities; and by 2040, trillions.

For 40 years or so, I have been involved in casework, visiting those with Alzheimer's and even teaching classes at assisted living facilities. I've been watching a friend go through Alzheimer's for 11 years now and I know she never wanted to be in a facility. It is heartbreaking.

I know there are DNR's, living wills and the like, but they don't seem to address this issue. Do you know of any grassroots efforts to encourage end of life ideas in these cases?

Sincerely,
M

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

The Boomer's Lament

Feature Article

Prescription Drug Programs for Caregivers 
Guest Column

Confessions of a Recovering Caregiver

Caretips

The Blues: A Wellspring of Peace
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