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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday July 3, 2012 - Issue #93

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAt Seventeen

Tomorrow marks the seventeenth anniversary of Today’s Caregiver magazine and caregiver.com. It was on a rainy Fourth of July in 1995 that I arrived at the printer’s loading dock with a friend and a rental truck to start delivering the first issue of the print publication. I have to say that we are really honored and humbled by your responses to our anniversary… but really – fireworks and bands on the National Mall tomorrow…? That is appreciated, but way overboard.

But seriously, folks, for our anniversary, I want to talk about the most important experts from whom I’ve learned throughout these years – you. We are honored by the wisdom shared by the over 50,000 family caregivers who have attended a Fearless Caregiver Conference, as well as the celebrities who have shared their personal stories of family caregiving with our attendees...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Unresolved Issues in Family Caregiving
By Kristine Dwyer, LSW and Douglas Heck, PhD

The phone call came on a misty Sunday morning. Mary’s mother had fallen at home and was hospitalized with severe injuries. Mary and her sister were contacted by their elderly father and a social worker and encouraged to return home to help their aged parents make medical decisions, straighten out financial and legal matters, and find home care services...read more

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Guest Column

Travel Guidelines for People with Memory Disorders
By Geri Richards Hall, PhD, ARNP, CNS, FAAN

Many people enjoy travel as a form of recreation, relaxation, and an opportunity to learn. While travel may be a positive experience for most people, it poses special problems for people with dementing illnesses, for example, Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, Parkinson's disease, Pick's disease, or injury that results in disabling intellectual impairment...read more


Huntington's Disease: Tips for Coping
By Heather Pratt

Some of the suggestions I have for living with HD are:

  • Keep life simple - Rest, Exercise, Nutrition, A daily laugh Carry earplugs with you when you are out (Some people with HD are sensitive to noise)...read more

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What concerns me most is when my Alzheimer parent gets "homesick" every single day and then spends most of the rest of the evening crying. She wants to go home, but she can't tell me where that is. She lives with us and has for 11 years. I can't stand the constant crying, and I can't find what this means in Alzheimer's language and so I don't know how to stop it or redirect it. Once she gets there, there's no way to stop her.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
At Seventeen

Feature Article
Unresolved Issues in Family Caregiving

Guest Column
Travel Guidelines for People with Memory Disorders

Huntington's Disease: Tips for Coping


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