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 Tuesday January 24, 2012 - Issue #70

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar, star of stage, screen and television, comes by her love of performing naturally as the daughter of a Ziegfeld Follies performer. Julie was a prima ballerina with the Los Angeles Opera Company before becoming a staff choreographer at Universal Studios and made her big screen debut in the 1952 Bing Crosby musical Just For You. Julie appeared in the Broadway and film productions of Li’l Abner (1956 and ‘59) and The Marriage-Go-Round (1958 and ‘60); won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Marriage-Go-Round.

She also had her legs insured for $1 million and in 1995 made an appearance in the comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. In the most important role of a lifetime, Julie is caregiver to her son John, living with Down syndrome, and recently made public her own diagnosis with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Julie sat down with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to discuss her career, caregiving and philosophy of life.

Gary Barg: You are a wonderful caregiver for your son, John. Can you tell me a little about it?

Julie Newmar: It is easy; it is natural...continued

Take care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Sudden Hospitalizations
By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer

According to a new study published in the February 16, 2006 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, an elderly person’s hospitalization can affect the healthy spouse’s risk of death...continued

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Guest Column

Some Things I Have Learned
John Patterson

I have learned to learn about the illness. In my case, I have learned about 11 illnesses, only to find that any one of them may crop up and have symptoms at any time and last for a few minutes, a few hours, a few days or even months. I have learned to take care of myself. The better I take care of myself, the better care I can give...continued


Fighting Resistance From Seniors
By Peter Ganther

Uprooting an elderly loved one and moving them into your home is difficult enough, but add to that the resistance you may receive, and the caregiving becomes an all-encompassing activity...continued



My husband has been in hospice at home for eight months. A once-powerful VP of an oil company, he's like an infant in a high chair now. He can no longer walk or dress himself. Is it normal to get angry with his constant demands? I have a caregiver four hours a day every other day, but I feel so guilty.

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Julie Newmar

Feature Article
Sudden Hospitalizations

Guest Column
Some Things I Have Learned

Fighting Resistance From Seniors


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