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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday February 14, 2012 - Issue #73

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefHappy Valentine's Day

As any astute longtime reader of this column knows, there are certain times of the year when we like to share our favorite appropriate stories with you. You might call them our seasonal chestnuts. One of these times is during Christmas, when we roll out our version of “The Night Before Christmas" aptly renamed “A Caregiver's Christmas.” Another is on this very day, when we like to recount the story of our Valentine’s Day lovebirds – Mike and Mindy

They heard about the session in the news that very morning. Let’s call them Mike and Mindy. I was in their town to host an information and resource panel...continued

Take Care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Maintaining Emotional Intimacy
When Your Loved One Is Ill
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

In our culture, when we discuss intimacy, many people think immediately of sexuality. While sex may be part of an intimate relationship, ...continued

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Guest Column

My Friend My Patient My Love
By Rose M. Schreiber

My friend is a tall stately gal - six foot to be exact.  Her love is the game of golf and she teaches me all the facets of it.  Soon, I too, begin to love the game, the camaraderie with my friend and with our fellow...continued


Today’s Caregiver magazine’s
Caregivers Emotional First Aid Kit

Smile, it’s not funny how often we forget to do this simple act and how well it lifts our spirits...continued



How you deal with a parent who has dementia and suddenly turns on you? How do you deal with a doctor who has written two letters saying that one or both parents are unable to care for themselves because of medical and mental issues, and in the second one actually says one is suffering from Alzheimer's, and then recants and says that parent is now mentally sound?

When your parent had legal papers drawn up 17 years ago giving one child Power of Attorney and naming the other Health Care Surrogate and now decides to change her mind, due to dementia, why is no one willing to sit her down and explain this to her?  So now you have to go through the expense of getting a guarantorship to enforce her wishes when she was of sound mind?  Isn't this what all those other papers were meant to avoid?

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
Happy Valentine's Day

Feature Article
Mantaining Emotional Intimacy When Your Loved One Is Ill

Guest Column
My Friend My Patient My Love

Today's Caregiver magazine's Caregivers Emotional First Aid Kit


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