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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday May 22, 2012 - Issue #87

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Robert Loggia
and Marc Meyers

Robert Loggia is a best known as a character actor playing crooks, thugs, and gravelly-voiced cops. He played mobsters in Scarface, Prizzi’s Honor and The Sopranos. 

Editor-In-Chief Gary Barg sat down with Loggia and Marc Meyers, the director of the  film Harvest. The film stars Robert Loggia and Barbara Barrie and is about a family’s journey as they deal with health care issues such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Robert Loggia Interview

Gary Barg: We always say that caregiving is a family issue and it leaves no member of the family untouched. And in your new film, Harvest, we join the family during the last summer of your character, Siv’s, life. I was really taken by the realistic portrait the story paints of this caregiving family. Can you tell us something about the film and what motivated you take on the role?

Robert Loggia: It was very moving to me as the bike rider...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com


Care Coordination Summit 2012

Feature Article

The Geriatric Care Manager
By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

Caregiving can become an unexpected necessity if a senior experiences a sudden illness. We expect the elderly to have special challenges with the passing years...read more


Photo Gallery Nashville 2012

Guest Column

My Sad, Sad & Happy, Happy Story
By Patsy Robertson

Today I hate my bipolar because I feel depressed and very sad. But it will not last. I will soon be happy again. I skipped one or two doses of my medication...read more

Caretips

Heat Stress in the Elderly

Elderly people (that is, people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons:

  • Elderly people do not adjust as well as young...read more

LTC Insurance Quote

Carenotes

I am a caregiver for my mom who is 88. She has macular degeneration (dry kind) and is not able to read most things. I read to her and when I can, I print articles and emails in large font. She can still feed and dress herself, but I want to be prepare for the next stages as her sight gets worse.  I would appreciate any suggestions from anyone who has gone through the same situation.

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Robert Loggia and Marc Meyers

Feature Article
The Geriatric Care Manager

Guest Column
My Sad, Sad & Happy, Happy Story

Caretips
Heat Stress in the Elderly
Carenotes
 

 

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