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Thursday June 14, 2012 - Issue #593

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

The (Neck)Ties that Bind

Father’s Day has always been an important celebration at the Barg household. It was the one day when we were able to officially shift the focus onto two guys who were always working so hard to make sure that everyone else in the family was the center of attention. This weekend marks the twelfth Father's Day since Gramp passed away and the twentieth since Dad’s passing. During his last few years, we would all visit Gramp in his nursing home and celebrate the holiday with him.

To Gramp, Father's Day became his second birthday of the year, which we happily went along with. What fun. We would get a cake and my nieces and Gramp would sing "Happy Birthday," then blow out the candles...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg


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Featured Article

Charting Your Course With Parkinson's Disease Care

By Kristine Dwyer

Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease at home can be like sailing a ship through uncharted waters. Currents, wind shifts and changing weather patterns all influence the ship’s course on a daily basis...read more

Guest Column

Starting and Running A Caregiver Support Group

By Suzette Levy

There are millions of caregivers in the United States and they all have common needs: recognition, counseling, support, information, problem sharing and, in many cases, peer socializing...read more

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7 Emotional and Physical Well-Being Tips for Male Caregivers

Men account for almost 40% of the caregiver population. In order for male caregivers to properly care for their loved ones, they must remember to care for themselves. Here are seven emotional and physical tips for male caregivers:

  1. Participate in a support group....read more

Share your tip, advice, resource or observation.  

Sharing Wisdom

From Caroline in GA

This is for those with loved ones in hospital, assisted living or nursing homes.  When we had a loved one in "rehab," we took a hint from others and kept a bowl of chocolates for the staff in his room. Overworked nurses and others really appreciated that and many stopped by his room "to check on him." They may have been stopping mainly for chocolate, but our efforts achieved the desired result.

From Samantha in FL

My 88-year-old mother had severe incontinence. After conferring with her doctor, she was placed on a drug for incontinence. What a blessing and no side effects.  No more constant machine washings, showering and changing, either.

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

The (Neck)Ties that Bind

Featured Article

Charting Your Course With Parkinson's Disease Care
Guest Column

Starting and Running A Caregiver Support Group


7 Emotional and Physical Well-Being Tips for Male Caregivers
Sharing Wisdom


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