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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday March 13, 2012 - Issue #77

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts has won numerous awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy. Currently she is a senior news analyst for NPR News, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. She has also been a caregiver to her sister.

She was the moderator for Hospice Foundation of America’s annual teleconference from their first teleconference through the eleventh. Gary Barg, Today’s Caregiver editor-in-chief, sat down with Ms. Roberts to discuss the role and importance of hospice and caregiving.

Gary Barg: Tell me what your personal interest in hospice really is?  Did it come about from your role in caregiving for your sister?

Cokie Roberts: No, but I came to understand how important it is to approach death in a positive way...continued

Take Care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Friends: A Caregiver's Necessity
By Kristine Dwyer, LSW, Staff Writer

Through many years of working with caregivers, I have been continually reminded of the great importance of friends, especially...continued

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Guest Column

Coaxing Spring
By Jennifer Cleveland

We are entering the time of year that some of us find hard to bear–and that is late winter...continued


The Who Am I? Scrapbook
By Lynn Lancaster Gorges

We know all about our loved ones we care for, but how can we help their other caregivers know them in a similar way?...continued



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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Cokie Roberts

Feature Article
Friends: A Caregiver's Necessity

Guest Column
Coaxing Spring

The Who Am I? Scrapbook


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