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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday May 01, 2012 - Issue #84

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Gail Sheehy

Gail Sheehy is world-renowned for her book Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life, which remained on The New York Times bestseller list for more than three years and has been reprinted in 28 languages. A Library of Congress survey named Passages one of the 10 most-influential books of our time. Through her experience as a family caregiver for her husband Clay Felker, founding editor of New York magazine, Gail has turned her focus to mapping out the passages that her fellow caregivers confront as we care for our loved ones.

Gary Barg, Editor-in-Chief, sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Gail about the paths and passages that challenge family caregivers.

Gary Barg: So often, we find that it is a phone call in the middle of the night that marks the beginning of becoming a family caregiver...continued

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Short On Time, Big On Results
Exercise Plans For The Busy Caregiver
By Sean Kenny

As society gets more and more technical and connected, our...continued

Photo Gallery Nashville 2012

Guest Column

From Chaos to Calm - Decision Making in Time of Crisis
By Linda Thompson

During the last five years, Iíve given workshops and lectures about life planning across Phoenix...continued


Driving and Transportation Safety
Ryan Mackey

Transportation can be an obstacle for many older people...continued

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I am trying to get some information on any benefits that are available for caregivers. My husband became disabled in 1999 and went on Social Security disability two years later. I just turned 64 and am thinking about retiring, to be there for my husband who has been on dialysis for the past two years. But I donít know how we will swing it if I go on Social Security as we struggle even while I work full-time. Since I am not eligible for Medicare until I am 65, I would have to pay higher premiums. We moved in with my son back in 2010 when my husband was diagnosed with end stage renal failure as we could no longer afford to stay in our own home with my husbandís expenses.Is there any literature that might explain how to determine if I am eligible for benefits?

Margaret in Philadephia

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Gail Sheehy

Feature Article
Short On Time, Big On Results

Guest Column
From Chaos to Calm - Decision Making in Time of Crisis

Driving and Transportation Safety


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Educate yourself & other caregivers on any medication given to a loved one. The internet is wonderful to help you...continued