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 Tuesday December 6, 2011 - Issue #63

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a U.S. congresswoman from Florida. She has long been an advocate for the rights of women, seniors, and children. In 2009, she increased efforts to promote early screening for breast cancer after revealing her own battle with the disease in 2008. The bill passed as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010.

Editor-In-Chief Gary Barg sat down with the congresswoman for a wide-ranging discussion about laws, families and caregiving.

Gary Barg:  What can you tell us about the Early Act?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The EARLY Act, called the Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, is legislation that I introduced when I was researching a way that...continued

Take care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer's
and their Caregivers

 According to the 2007 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, one out of eight people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s and nearly one out of every two over age 85 has it. There are currently more than 5 million...continued

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Family Caregiver Tools: Planning a Family Meeting
By Erin Schmidt

Nobody can predict the future, but there are ways to be more prepared for whatever is in store.  Almost nothing is more crucial in times of family crisis than having the family support system ready to act...continued


The Surprising Extra Benefits of Exercise for Seniors
By  Janet Crozier

We’ve all heard about the many benefits of exercise — a healthier heart, stronger bones, improved appearance and flexibility — but exercise has many additional benefits, especially for seniors...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Feature Article
Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer's and their Caregivers

Guest Column
Family Caregiver Tools: Planning a Family Meeting

The Surprising Extra Benefits of Excercise for Seniors


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