Caregiver Home |Fearless Caregiver News | Caregiver Newsletters | Conferences | Forward to a Friend 

Fearless Caregiver Newsletter

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

Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday January 17, 2012 - Issue #69

Welcome to the latest edition of the bi-weekly newsletter brought to you by Proleukin.

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'He Writes The Songs'
The Barry Manilow Interview

Barry Manilow is best known for such recordings as “Could It Be Magic,” “Mandy,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” and “Copacabana (At the Copa).” In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-selling charts simultaneously. He has recorded a string of Billboard hit singles and multi-platinum albums that have resulted in his being named Radio & Records number one Adult Contemporary artist and winning three straight American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. Between 1974 – 1979, Manilow had 10 number one singles, five of which were consecutive. For more than 15 years, however, Manilow has continued his success while one critically important detail was out of rhythm: his heart. Manilow is one of more than 2.5 million America­ns living with atrial fibrillation (AFib). Mr. Malilow sat down with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to talk about the art of being in rhythm, personally and professionally.

Gary Barg: Watching you perform, it is hard to believe that you were dealing with AFib even while you were on stage. How did the disease manifest itself and what did you do?

Barry Manilow: About 15 years ago, I was driving home and it felt to me like my heart skipped a beat, which did not seem very important. But as I kept driving, my heart skipping a beat kept getting more and more out of whack. It was not just a little skipping a beat; it started to feel like it was—the only way I can put it is out of rhythm...continued

Take care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

What Now?
By Michael Plontz

Early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment is essential for both loved one and caregiver. A treatment program for any given condition or disease involves two potential avenues of approach: prevention of the disease and/or treatment of the disease...continued

 View Incontinence Care Webinar

Guest Column

Understanding "End of Life" Medical Decisions
By Rebecca S. Sudore, M.D., and Gloria Mayer, R.N., Ed. D.

No one knows better than caregivers the critical need for family members to make sure their loved-one’s end-of-life decisions are known and down on paper before they are needed. Unfortunately, so often these arrangements are not documented by the patient or family members in advance of serious illness or injury...continued


End of Life Tips for Caregivers
By Ryan Mackey

At the end stages of life, do not underestimate the loved one’s need for spiritual growth and care through local clergy or religious communities however insignificant it may seem to you...continued



I was just looking at your Web site and reading your article titled Alzheimer's Disease and Specialized Care Units. Could someone help me locate an ADSCU in Illinois?

Answer This Week's CareNote 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: recommend/index.htm

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
'He Writes The Songs' The Barry Manilow Interview

Feature Article
What Now?

Guest Column
Understanding "End of Life" Medical Decisions

End of Life Tips for Caregivers


Visit the
Online Store for our specials.

 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

Follow todayscaregiver on Twitter

Fearless Caregiver
You Tube