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 Tuesday December 13, 2011 - Issue #64

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with
Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich

Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich have been married since 1962 and are both accomplished stage, film and television actors. Olympia is an Academy Award® winner for her role in Moonstruck and Louis is well known for his role as Burt Buchman in the 1990’s situation comedy Mad About You. They join us to talk about their lives after Louis’ recent diagnoses with Stage 2 diabetes, which was discovered after a regular medical examination. Olympia and Louis sit down with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to laugh, share and talk about family caregiving as well as the importance of taking advantage of Medicare’s free Diabetes screening benefit for all caregivers.

Gary: I know you were with both recently screened for diabetes; and you found out that Louis has type II diabetes?

Louis: That is right. When the doctor told me, I did not believe him. All of my brothers and sisters have diabetes and I thought I am free; it is not going to hit me. But then all of a sudden, he said “Yes, you have it” and there you are; I am dealing with it...continued

Take care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Finding That Special Gift For That Special Child
By Hilary Gibson, Staff Writer

A caregiver isn’t just someone who is restricted to taking care of only an elderly or ill family member. Caregiving frequently encompasses the duties of regular parenting, but goes way beyond this role, particularly when ...continued

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The Roller Coaster of Caregiving
By Jane Cassily Knapp, RN, LCSWC

The decisions to become a caregiver are usually made in crisis situations. We rarely have time to consider the ramifications of these decisions nor do we really fully understand that there are any ramifications...continued


Becoming Long-Term Care Aware
By Jim Runestad

Over many years experience helping clients with long-term care planning, I have found my time increasingly dominated by efforts on behalf of people whose pre-existing health issues make placement problematic...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich

Feature Article
Finding that Special Gift For That Special Child

Guest Column
The Roller Coaster of Caregiving

Becoming Long-Term Care Aware


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