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Thursday February 16, 2012 - Issue #576

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

Mom and Pop Quiz

What is the most important attribute you need to possess to help you as you care for your loved one? (And don’t say “being a loving person” – that is a given.)
 
Is it organization skills?  A good answer. Once you find yourself being thrust through the looking glass of caregiving, the paperwork tsunami is seemingly unending; yet, that is not the answer I’m seeking. 
 
How about being a quick study? Once again, terrific answer. Once through the above-mentioned looking glass, the new terms swirling around your head are as confusing as a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: hospice, respite, GCM, infusion and the like. You are getting warm, but not yet there...
continued

Take Care

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com



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Feature Article

Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding and Living
with the Disease

By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer

Mulltiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most baffling and debilitating neurological diseases. About 500,000 people in the United States...continued


Guest Column

Recovery Room Kit

By Hana Kim

Three years ago, my mom underwent major surgery to remove a brain tumor. The day of her surgery felt like the longest day of my life...continued


Alzheimer's Channel

Caretips

Tips to Help Seniors and Their Caregivers
Prepare for Surgery

 

As a growing number of the estimated 78 million Baby Boomers transition into their senior years, an increased focus is placed on the health of this important group of Americans....continued

Share your tip, advice resource or observation. http://www.caregiver.com/sharing_wisdom/index.htm


Poem

A Full Heart

By Bill E. Goldberg


I read him poetry,
and he cries.
He’s eighty two and has Alzheimer’s.
It’s a joy being with him now,
an opportunity to come from the heart
and leave my mind,
as his mind, at times, leaves him...continued


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Mom and Pop Quiz

Feature Article

Multiple Sclerosis: Understanding and Living with the Disease
Guest Column

Recovery Room Kit

Caretips

Tips to Help Seniors and Their Caregivers Prepare for Surgery
Poem

A Full Heart

 


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