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Thursday April 11th, 2013 - Issue #634

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From The Editor

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My friend Larry came by the house two weekends ago. It was great to see him. He had a stroke a few years ago which curtailed his motorcycling, boating and fishing. But Larry has made great strides through terrific doctors and strict adherence to his physical therapy schedule. The effects of his stroke have become dramatically reduced to the point where we were talking about what kind of car....read more 

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Featured Article

Prescription Medication Safety:
The Caregiver's Role
By Jennifer Buckley

 

Over two million Americans experience adverse drug reactions from prescription medication each year. Patients develop complications from these medications when doctors, pharmacists, and health care professionals ignore precautionary measures and lack communication skills...read more


Guest Column

Shaving Like Crazy
By Darcy Lee Malone

 

My dad is sitting in his easy chair. Next to him is the end table that holds a lamp, his clicker, his razor (because he likes to shave while he watches TV, feeling for the razor’s accuracy rather than looking for it in a mirror) and, even now, his pack of cigarettes, his lighter and his ashtray...read more


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Caretips

Hearing Problems in Loved Ones

By Jennifer B. Buckley

Do you find the need to repeat yourself more often than not to the person you are caring for? Does your talking level closely resemble your yelling level just so your care recipient can hear you? Are you speaking so slowly that you end up losing your train of thought?...read more

Share your tip, advice, resource or observation.  


Sharing Wisdom

From Donna in Michigan

Unexpected benefit to caregiving: Life-changing surprise for me when my mother's dementia caused her to become a child again. For the first time, I learned of her innocence, her fears, her untouched, core self. My mother, world traveler, socially dynamic and "pathologically optimistic" person, unwittingly shared her essence. It was the best gift I could have ever gotten because it healed so many wounds.

From Kathleen in Illinois

I am a CNA in Illinois and a live-in caregiver. For those having trouble getting clients to take their meds, crush the pills and mix with pudding or applesauce.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Reaction Subtraction

Featured Article

Prescription
Medication Safety
Guest Column

Shaving Like Crazy

Caretips

Hearing Problems
in Loved Ones

Sharing Wisdom

 


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Educate yourself & other caregivers on any medication given to a loved one. The internet is wonderful to help you...continued


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