husband, NBC News correspondent
David Bloom, died from complications
of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) while
covering the war in Iraq, Melanie
Bloom felt the need to speak out.
Melanie sat down with
Editor-In-Chief Gary Barg to talk
about some very important health
issues of which family caregivers
need to become aware.
I was a big fan of your husband's
work on NBC and it was a shock to
hear how he died in Iraq. It
was actually the first time I heard
Bloom: Gary, me too. I had never
heard of it before; so the most
important person in your life died
from something you do not even know
about. It is pretty hard to swallow
that. And thank you for saying
you enjoyed his work. That
means a lot...read more
Summer Travel Plans for Caregivers
By Sheryl Leary
Taking a successful vacation when
you are a caregiver requires planning and
coordination. Here is some information and questions
to consider when planning your time away from home...read more
Three Is all You Need
By Janice Tindle
I’ve always been a person who likes
to have her ducks in a row. And just like a good mother
duck, I was constantly checking, going back when I needed
to, keeping all my little ducks in line...read more
Improving Doctor/Caregiver Relationships
By Ryan Mackey
Tips for Doctors from Caregivers
- Allow yourself to
feel for the caregiver and be in support of
their role...read more
How much should I do for my
mother-in-law? She is 94 and very intelligent and
independent. However, she loves to be waited on and made of.
If I would do it, I believe she would allow me to treat her
like a princess. How far should I go? I have MS and I let
her do as much as she can for herself. Am I wrong? I feel
guilty all the time. I know she would like more than we can
give her. Please help!
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