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Tuesday October 4, 2011 - Issue #558

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Living Legacies

Lately, I have been writing a lot about loss:  two weeks ago, about the second anniversary of the loss of a young lady who was extremely important to me, from an accident involving a distracted driver; last week about my friendís recent suicide; and today, it would be quite easy to continue the conversation about loss since this marks the 20th anniversary of my dadís passing. Yet, I do not want to talk about loss or sadness today. There is enough of that to go around for all of us.

Today, I want to talk about the impact Dad still has on me and my family. Although I miss him each and every day, I am comforted by still being able to hear his voice in my head. Sometimes, when I hear myself repeat words he had said to me so many times during my life, I smile...continued

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Feature Article

Fear of Falling

By Frances Maguire Paist

Until it personally touches you, falling seems pretty innocuous. But itís touched me, and life hasnít been the same since. He was a man I respected. In fact, he was a man everyone respected. Such an example of leadership and moral value, he embraced everyone he met, never putting himself first. He was ageless, really, and when he made the decision to climb a ladder one day while his wife was out, he never thought about the danger...continued


Guest Column

Laughter: Medicine for the Heart

Jane E. Maxwell

Laughter is like a breath of fresh air that we desperately need. This seemingly simple act affects most of your body systems. Laughter strengthens the immune system by stimulating your body to increase production of immunoglobulin. It improves your heart rate and circulation by boosting the oxygen supply to your brain...continued


Caretips

Coping with Depression: Signs You Might be in Trouble    

When caregivers take on the responsibility of caring for a loved one, we expect our lives to change. What is unexpected, and often goes unnoticed, is the forfeiting of our own well-being in order to become a primary caregiver...continued

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Coping with my dear husband who is 84, 10 years older than I.  He has severe polyneuropathy and possibly Parkinson's. I thank God he has his mind. We need a caregiver because I cannot hold him if he falls. He needs to be held onto by a gait belt whenever he moves. My biggest fear is financial; just seeing to his personal needs (he is also post-op bypass) demands four hours of time at least. I am fighting depression, resentment, anger, guilt, and grief to see him like this. These are the golden years?

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Living Legacies

Feature Article

Fear of Falling
Guest Column

Laughter: Medicine for the Heart

Caretips

Coping with Depression: Signs You Might be in Trouble††† † †
Sharing Wisdom

 

 


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