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Thursday May 9th, 2013 - Issue #638

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefTruly EPIC Organization


More used to giving awards than receiving (although I am an official Duke of Paducah, but that’s a story for a different day), I was somewhat surprised when my local Mental Health Association announced my name as one of their annual EPIC award recipients. Since the organization means a heck of a lot to me and so many other family caregivers, I am grateful, surprised and honored.

This will be the 18th consecutive year that the Mental Health Association (MHA) of Southeast Florida will honor recipients of the Exceptional People Impacting the Community (EPIC) Awards and I am in some pretty heady company...read more 

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

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Featured Article

When It's A Child's Turn to Take Care of Mom or Dad A Caregiver Agreement May Be in Order
By David Cutner


As our parents become elderly and infirm, the parent-child relationship is often reversed.  Our parents are no longer taking care of us, and now it’s our turn to take care of them...read more

Guest Column

The Ultimate Caregiver
By Sara Hodon


When I think of the ideal caregiver, I immediately think of my grandmother. She is pushing 80, and has spent her entire life caring for others. I have known many professional caregivers in my lifetime and I can tell you, even some of those professionals...read more

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Hydration in Elders: More Than Just a Glass of Water

As we enter the warmer part of the year, it is more important than ever to drink enough fluids. This is particularly true for children and for persons 65 and older - which could be both the caregivers...read more

Care Verses

Her Hands
by Janet Freeman-Daily

So many years ago
They cradled a squalling bundle
Smoothed its tuft of hair
Lent a fingertip to suck
Waved bye-bye at the school bus
Drove to ball games and music lessons
Demonstrated scout activities
Stroked to console lost love
Wrote letters to camp 
Taught cooking and cleaning
Carried boxes into a first apartment
Tended flower gardens
Made homemade applesauce
Played with grandchildren
Dialed to chat...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Truly EPIC Organization

Featured Article

When It's A Child's Turn to Take Care of…
Guest Column

The Ultimate Caregiver


Hydration in Elders
Care Verses


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