Caregiver Home | View Past Newsletters | View Past Carenotes |

Caregiver.comCaregiver Newsletter

Produced by Caregiver Media Group, publishers of  Today's Caregiver magazine and

Thursday January 26, 2012 - Issue #573

Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter.

Please recommend caregiver newsletter to any other family or professional caregiver. It's a great way to show how much you care.

If you are receiving this issue of caregiver newsletter as a forward, and would like to get your own  subscription, click here.

If you cannot view this email correctly, please click here

From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Look, up in the sky

I know as we approach Valentine’s Day, the talk should turn to love and all that mushy stuff.  To the contrary, I am feeling the urge to dash into a local phone booth (as if there were any) and take my alter ego out of mothballs for a spin.  Yes, Elizabeth, there is a Curmudgeon Man!

What has brought Curmudgeon Man out of hibernation is the English language or, better stated, the misapplication of the English language...continued

Take Care

Gary Barg



Today's Caregiver magazine Supports Your Conference
Today's Caregiver magazine supports your conference

Non-profit Organizations:

Contact us and we will provide complimentary magazines for your conference attendees

All you pay is shipping and handling.

Don't miss this opportunity

To sign up click here


Feature Article

How To Be A Parkinson's Caregiver

By Jude Roberts, Staff Writer

As any caregiver knows, Parkinson’s disease is both chronic and progressive. It persists over a long period of time and the symptoms worsen.  Often the disease has been present for many years before active care even is necessary...continued

Guest Column

Finding The Rewards In Caregiving

By Sheryl Leary

Caregiving usually evolves out of necessity due to progressive disease, declining abilities, or sudden medical changes. Despite this fact, caregivers are usually providing care because they want to...continued



Top Ten Things For Caregivers To Start Doing 
for The New Year


1. Keep records of all medications and reactions: make notes about what works, what doesn’t and when you informed the physician of any problems.

2. Keep records of all doctor appointments: the reason for the visit, the doctor’s responses to our concerns, any procedures performed, etc...continued

Share your tip, advice resource or observation.

Sharing Wisdom


From  Jean
In Ohio

Use a video recorder or tape player to use as prompts for exercising or instructions. Buy sing along tapes or make your own. Buy sensory video tapes for helping with daily activities. Use simple instructions:  Dad, put on your shirt; Dad, let’s sing [name a favorite song]; Dad, let’s put on your shoes; It’s 2 pm and it’s time for your afternoon medication in the blue pill box. You could ask someone doing occupational therapy to help you make these tapes.

From Maria
In Belleville, Illinois

When working as a caregiver, there needs to be a balance. People that work a lot often have a hard time relaxing. A good remedy is to do something that you enjoy. Sometimes caregivers forget about themselves in order to take care of others and it becomes a “catch 22.” Remember to take care of your own hygiene, personal relationships, physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Post your comment on this topic here.

The best ideas and solutions for taking care of  your  loved one often come from other caregivers.  Please post your ideas and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers. Support Group Directory. Click here for information about any caregiver support groups in your area.

Caregivers need your help. Please add information about your local support groups to our Support Group Directory. Include the name of the group, where and when it meets, city and state and support group leader contact information.

Have an idea for an article? We are always looking for contributing writers. For more information contact

Recommend Us
Tell your friends about!  If you have a friend who you think would benefit from our newsletter, complete and submit the form:

Subscription Information
If you received caregiver newsletter and are not yet a subscriber, and would like to begin receiving a complimentary copy of your own, please click here.

To unsubscribe from caregiver newsletter, simply  click on the 'manage your subscription' link at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Privacy Policy
Privacy Statement

Copyright© 1995-2012 Inc.,
All rights reserved by and its subsidiaries.

Bookmark and Share

Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Look, up in the sky

Feature Article

How To Be A Parkinson's Caregiver
Guest Column

Finding The Rewards In Caregiving


Top Ten Things For Caregivers To Start Doing During The New Year
Sharing Wisdom


Visit the
Online Store for our specials and new products.

Caregiver Bookclub

Let's Talk 
jan/FEb 2012

How should a caregiver approach the subject of advance directives with their loved one?

Share your story

Digital version of print magazine Jan/Feb 2012

Today's Caregiver Magazine Nov/Dec 2011



Educate yourself & other caregivers on any medication given to a loved one. The internet is wonderful to help you...continued


The Newsletter Archive has a wealth of great articles and highlights from our  many Fearless Caregiver Conferences featuring celebrity keynote speakers such as... Clay Aiken, Clay Walker and more.

Follow todayscaregiver on Twitter

Fearless Caregiver
You Tube