Richardson, star of stage, screen
and television, is best known for
co-starring with Tim Allen for eight
seasons on the ABC TV show Home
Improvement as Jill Taylor. Patricia
was nominated for a Viewers for
Quality Television Award, two Golden
Globe Awards for Best Actress in a
Comedy, and four Emmy Awards.
Barg: I appreciate you talking
about your dad. I think when
we talk about our families, and
especially people in the public eye
like yourself, it really makes a
difference and brings people out who
may be going through this. It is
really a great service that you do.
Could you tell us what PSP is?
Richardson: Progressive supranuclear
palsy (PSP) is a neurodegenerative
brain disease that has no known
cause, treatment or cure. It affects
nerve cells that control walking,
balance, mobility, vision, speech
and swallowing. We used to say
movement disorder, but we have
decided now to refer to it as a
disease. That’s what it is and
when you say a movement disorder, it
does not sound as serious and deadly
as it in fact is. It is a
fatal disease. It is a fatal
brain disease...read more
Technology Long Distance
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
Technology is continually
evolving, improving and keeping in step with
fast-paced Americans. This is encouraging news for
those caring for loved ones from afar.
Approximately five to seven
million people are long-distance caregivers for
their senior relatives, and experts say the number
will double within 15 years....read more
Soaring Through a Family Meeting
By Jean Wise
Bess’ Alzheimer’s disease has
progressed to late stage. She lives with her husband,
Don, in a small town. They have four adult children,
three of whom live several hours away and one who lives
across the country, who are anxious and unsure of what
to do as their mother continues to decline...read more
Respite For Two
Adult day care centers
provide a break (respite) to the caregiver while
providing health services, therapeutic services and
social activities for people with Alzheimer’s
disease and related dementia, chronic illnesses,
traumatic brain injuries, developmental disabilities
and other problems that increase their care needs...read more
My gram is in need of help. It is a long
drawn out situation. Short stack is her grandson moved into
her home two years ago, created a lease while she was in a
therapy situation, and had his blind mother sign it. Gram
tried to evict him and lost in court. She is 91 years young
and would like only to be in her home and with her income.
Her grandson pays nothing (he wrote the lease) and has now
moved his girlfriend and her children into the house. He
threw out some priceless antique furniture that belonged to
Gram (she does not know about this). Additionally, he has
his own home and rents it out. Please, is there someone out
there that can help?
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