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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday September 18, 2012 - Issue #104

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad, actor, producer, writer, is possibly most recognized for her stellar role as Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable, the wife/partner of Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable (Bill Cosby) on The Cosby Show.

Ms. Rashad has recently taken on a new role in raising awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition that affects about eight million Americans and puts them at more than double the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Gary Barg:  What should people know about PAD?

Phylicia Rashad:  That the people who are at greatest risk for developing PAD are those with diabetes who are over 50 years old, who have hypertension, high cholesterol, people who are heavy smokers, people over 70; people with a history of heart attack or a stroke in their family

GB:  How has PAD affected your family?

PR:  When I did hear about PAD, I thought about my father immediately, because my father had diabetes and he died of a heart attack. Then I continued to read about PAD and I remember the moment that I read about one of the common symptoms, cramping in the legs. My dad used to complain about that....read more

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Feature Article

Saying Goodbye to Caregiving
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

Everything comes to an end, good and bad. When living the daily grind as a caregiver, there are both moments. When the season of caregiving ends, many caregivers are found searching for something to fill their time and their hearts...read more


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Guest Column

Open-Faced Sandwich
By Janie Rosman

Dad calls my name from three rooms away; to me, it sounds like a bellow. The dear man is hard of hearing—none of his three hearing aids work, he says—and he doesn’t know the volume of his own voice

It’s a wonderful voice—one that soothed me, comforted me, reprimanded me, advised me, and now asks me for help...read more

Caretips

Tips for Caregivers: Coping With Stress and Anxiety

Here are a few guidelines you can use now to help alleviate your anxiety:

  • Recognize and admit that you are feeling stressed and anxious.

  • Become aware of your body's symptoms. Don't let them scare you, let them talk to you...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Phylicia Rashad

Feature Article
Saying Goodbye to Caregiving

Guest Column
Open-Faced Sandwich

Caretips
Tips for Caregivers: Coping With Stress and Anxiety
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