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Thursday October 04, 2012 - Issue #608

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief 

No Debate About It

The 118th Fearless Caregiver Conference was held yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, where the very first event was held in 1997 with actor Robert Urich as keynote speaker.  There were conversations about many topics, including one of the most debated issues (see, how timely I can be, since last night was the Presidential debates) when it comes to our loved one's independence – driving. In fact, as usual, I always try and save the driving questions for the last 25 minutes of the morning Q&A session because once that Pandora’s Box is opened, no other topic gets any airtime.

Regardless of the final outcome of the presidential debates for the 2012 election season, there is most likely a raging debate going on at your house if you think it is time for your loved ones to hang up the keys and they do not also think so....read more

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Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Focus on Video Magnifiers

By Kristine Dwyer, LSW, Staff Writer

Martha and Ken were married for more than 45 years when Ken began showing signs of multiple sclerosis. As the disease progressed and his caregiving needs increased, Martha found her own health status changing. She was having more difficulty breathing and she began to notice a decrease in her vision...read more


Guest Column

The Male Perspective: Caregiver Burnout

By Judd Lewis Parsons

 

Your wife has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Welcome to one of the hardest experiences you and your wife will ever go through. Nothing can truly prepare you for this. But, if you and your wife face this with the right attitude, it can become (as incredible as this may sound) one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever share...read more


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By Jennifer B. Buckley

“Depression in elderly people is a widespread and serious public health concern,” according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It has been estimated that 15% of older Americans experience depression at some point in their golden years. In nursing homes, around 20% of the residents are depressed, especially those living with a serious medical condition, like cancer or heart disease...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

No Debate About It

Featured Article

Focus on Video Magnifiers
Guest Column

The Male Perspective: Caregiver Burnout

Caretips

Recognizing Depression in Elders
Let's Talk

 


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


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