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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday July 31, 2012 - Issue #97

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Kristi and Carole Yamaguchi

Olympic Gold Medalist, New York Times best-selling author and fitness enthusiast, Kristi Yamaguchi, is a long-time advocate for influenza vaccination as part of the American Lung Association’s Faces of Influenza campaign. 

Kristi is joined on the campaign by her own mother, Carole Yamaguchi, who wants to let older adults like herself know that their age group is at higher risk for developing influenza-related complications and that there are specific vaccination options for them.

Gary Barg: What is influenza and why should family caregivers pay attention to influenza and influenza vaccinations?

Kristi Yamaguchi: The goal of Faces of Influenza is to raise awareness of the seriousness of influenza.  Because it is a respiratory illness, it can lead to many complications, especially for people in certain health categories, with chronic health problems, and aged 65 and older...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Clinical Trial Rundown
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

Every caregiver hopes for a miracle for their loved one with Parkinson’s disease. The promise of new drugs or therapies making a difference is exciting. A caregiver may encourage their loved one to take the jump and become part of a clinical trial, in hopes of seeing a positive outcome. The decision, however, is ultimately left to the person living with the disease...read more

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Guest Column

Understanding Urinary Incontinence
for Today's Caregiver
By Jacek L. Mostwin, MD, DPhil & Rene Genadry, MD

Thanks to a growing awareness of the physical problems and social repercussions of urinary incontinence, more and more people—including doctors—are taking incontinence seriously. This is good news for women dealing with this condition: there are health professionals available who understand what incontinence is, what causes it, and how to successfully treat and manage it...read more


Vision Loss Affects Our Ability to Communicate
By Danielle Myers-Rickard

Did you know that by age 70, fewer than 30 percent of elderly people have 20/20 vision?

Normal age-related visual impairments such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma can impact day-to-day functioning...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Kristi and Carole Yamaguchi

Feature Article
Clinical Trial Rundown

Guest Column
Understanding Urinary Incontinence for Today's Caregiver

Vision Loss Affects Our Ability to Communicate


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