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Thursday April 21, 2011 - Issue #534

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Crossing The Rubicon

In a recent telephone call with a friend halfway around the world, the true nature of caregiving became yet a little clearer to me. Hal is the primary caregiver for his mother who is living with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.  One day, he was confronted with a situation he had never let himself think about before. In retrospect, he admitted to himself that his mother’s condition was deteriorating; but suddenly and seemingly out of the blue, he found that her condition had changed to the point where it was necessary for him to assist with her bathing.

Hal was, at first, exceedingly disquieted by the task before him.  This was one life passage he had never even contemplated, let alone discussed, in his entire life.  He had taken on the role of caregiver to his mom without complaint and felt good about his ability to ensure that she was kept safe and sound in a loving home, but this would be one very big step he was about to take in his relationship with her...continued

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Living With Incontinence


A symptom such as incontinence truly requires a caregiver’s patience and loving heart. It can be one of the most sensitive issues a loved one can experience. However, there are ways to manage incontinence so quality of life is not compromised...continued

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Guest Column

Understanding Urinary Incontinence 
for Today's Caregiver

By Jacek L. Mostwin, MD,DPhil & Rene Genadry, MD

Thanks to a growing awareness of the physical problems and social repercussions of urinary incontinence, more and more people—including doctors—are taking incontinence seriously. This is good news for women dealing with this condition: there are health professionals available who understand what incontinence is, what causes it, and how to successfully treat and manage it...continued

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Incontinence Tips

As many as 13 million people deal with incontinence. Incontinence is a correctable, yet costly condition, with an excess of 30 billion dollars spent last year alone on treatment. Incontinence is a symptom of other problems such as nerve disorders, loss of sensation and weakening muscles. It can also occur due to medications or surgery and affects approximately 10-15% of seniors age 65 and over...continued

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Sharing Wisdom - Caregiver Tips

Alzheimer's And Incontinence: A Puzzling Combination

By: Daniel L. Paris, MSW
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, your loved one with Alzheimer’s develops incontinence.  What do you do now?  The following letter and its answer may help with this puzzling combination...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Crossing The Rubicon

Feature Article

Living With Incontinence
Guest Column

Understanding Urinary Incontinence  for Today's Caregiver


Incontinence Tips
Sharing Wisdom



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