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Thursday February 28, 2013 - Issue #628

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief

The Silly Season Returns
and What You Can Do About It

A general cut in government spending.
This week, Congress returned to Washington, DC from a week-long recess, no closer to averting the March 1 across-the-board cuts called the sequester...read more

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg


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Featured Article

When MS Means Mighty Stubborn

By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

“I’m glad my MS isn’t too bad. My life is too busy to have it interfere!”
These words could be uttered by many individuals with MS, regardless of how severe the affliction has become in their lives. Caregivers may shrink in horror whenever they are said, dreading the inevitable outcome of an event preceded by this statement...read more

Guest Column

Everyday Tasks Made Easier
With Accessible Technology
By Patricia Kennedy, RN, CNP


What if vision challenges made it impossible for you to read a computer screen? Or limited dexterity left you unable to type? For many people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities, these questions are in fact realities...read more

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Becoming Long-Term Care Aware


Over many years experience helping clients with long-term care planning, I have found my time increasingly dominated by efforts on behalf of people whose pre-existing health issues make placement problematic. Individuals with chronic conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis....read more

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Sharing Wisdom

From MJ in Florida
RE: Keeping an eye on what a senior is eating while he or she is living alone
I bring dinners to my mom and check her fridge each time I go. I monitor what has been eaten.  Also look in the garbage to see if food has been thrown out uneaten. Call her at mealtimes to chat and ask what is she eating. I say, "Mmm, that sounds good" or the like so she does not think I am checking up on her or that I think she is not capable.Will stay on the phone while telling her to put her dinner in the oven to warm up. I do this to monitor in a timely fashion how well she is handling her meals independently. I also take her out to eat several times a week for a change and also to my house. They want to feel independent, but they like company, too.
From tj In West Virginia
I often find the patient is unwilling to listen to family. Making a doctor appointment to discuss the diet issue may be a good place to start. I care for a parent and he wouldn't listen when I told him; but when I took him to the doctor and the doctor told him the exact same thing, he listened. It seems to sound different when it comes from a non-family member.

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

The Silly Season Returns and What You Can Do About It

Featured Article

When MS Means Mighty Stubborn
Guest Column

Everyday Tasks Made Easier With Accessible Technology


Becoming Long-Term Care Aware
Sharing Wisdom


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