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

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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

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Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com


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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


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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


Caretips

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


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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

Caretips
End of Life Tips for Caregivers
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