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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday March 20, 2012 - Issue #78

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Montel Williams

 Montel Brian Anthony Williams is an Emmy award winning talk show, television actor and producer, motivational speaker, best-selling author, healthcare advocate, Naval intelligence officer and person living with multiple sclerosis. Montel has used his public platform to help find a cure for MS and to shine a light on those living with healthcare challenges. Montel sat down with Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg to discuss his thoughts on life and caregiving.

Gary Barg: We talk all the time about family members becoming what we call “fearless caregivers,” partnering with a loved one’s care team. What advice do you have for family caregivers if they are just not comfortable with the care their loved one is receiving?

Montel Williams: This is something that just blows me out the...continued

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Feature Article

Tools For Starting a Caregiver Support Group
By Kristine Dwyer, LSW

Starting a caregiver support group takes time, energy, organization and an ongoing commitment. It is not a one-person job but...continued

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Guest Column

Everyday Tasks Made Easier With Accessible Technology
By Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP

What if vision challenges made it impossible for you to read a computer screen? Or limited dexterity left you unable to type?...continued


Hydration in Elders: More Than Just a Glass of Water
By Rita Miller-Huey

As we enter the warmer part of the year, it is more important than ever to drink enough fluids. This is particularly true for children and...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Montel Williams

Feature Article
Tools For Starting a Caregiver Support Group

Guest Column
Everyday Tasks Made Easier With Accessible Technology

Hydration in Elders: More Than Just a Glass of Water


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