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Thursday January 17, 2013 - Issue #622

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief

Pet Peeves of a Peeved Pet

Hi, this is Morris. Or, as the folks around here know me, Da’ Boss.  Gary is away for a few minutes. (I need to talk with him about going away like that; he should be here all the time.  Who knows? Maybe I need an emergency walk or scratch or dog biscuit.)  Anyway, I didn’t want too many days to go by this year without sharing with you one of my, ahem, “pet peeves.”  And that is the caring and feeding of your loved one’s pets.

I know you are wonderful caregivers to your human loved ones; making sure they get food, walks and the attention they need, but I don’t want you to forget about those who keep their spirits up and for whom they care—their pets...read more

Take Care

Morris
Da'Boss

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Brain Exercises for Caregivers

By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

Brain foods and brain vitamins have naturally led to brain stimulating exercises. It’s considered “old news” that anagrams and crossword puzzles help the brain work out.  A new frontier is emerging; our search for healthier brains has led to development of software programs and other technology to improve brain function...read more


Guest Column

Living and Laughter With Alzheimer's
By Jim Greenwood

 

There’s nothing funny about Alzheimer’s. But in the 13 years I lived with the disease (AD), I learned that a good laugh is often the best medicine.

Before AD claimed her life, I tried to make my wife Maxine as happy as possible every day of the week. Even though she had lost her memory, she responded cheerfully to amusing stories of our marriage and to my limited repertoire of jokes...read more


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The Caregiver’s First-Aid Kit
By Helen Hunter, ACSW, CMSW

 

One of the many training courses that I teach in the community focuses on caring for the caregiver. I give each participant a “Caregiver First-Aid Kit” as a reminder of the special significance they have in their role as a caregiver for their loved one...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Pet Peeves of a Peeved Pet

Featured Article

Brain Exercises for Caregivers
Guest Column

Living and Laughter With Alzheimer's

Caretips

The Caregiver’s First-Aid Kit
Let's Talk

 


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