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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday May 29, 2012 - Issue #88

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Melanie Bloom

After her 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.

Gary Barg: 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 about DVT.

Melanie 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

Take Care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

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

Photo Gallery Nashville 2012

Guest Column

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

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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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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Melanie Bloom

Feature Article
Summer Travel Plans for Caregivers

Guest Column
Three Is all You Need

Improving Doctor / Caregiver Relationships


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