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Thursday May 23, 2013 - Issue #640

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefBrain Matters

Yesterday, we spent the day with our fellow Fearless Caregivers in the Treasure Coast of Florida. The Fearless Caregiver Conference was held at the exquisite Kane Center and I must say that every community should have such a facility.  Nice folks, great food, support groups, medical plaza, Area Agency on Aging…Whew!

Like the Kane Center, I think yesterday’s (125th) Fearless Caregiver Conference included everything.  A morning question and answer panel that covered all things to do with caregiving from before your caregiving begins to preparing for after caregiving...read more 

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Summer Travel Plans for Caregivers
By Sheryl Leary

Taking a successful vacation when you are a caregiver requires planning and coordination. Here is some information and questions to consider when planning your time away from home...read more


Guest Column

Making Prescription Refills Easier
By Sabrina Bullock, RN, BSN


Caregivers face many challenges including making sure medications are refilled and there are many things which can make this easier.  Firstly, do not wait till the last pill as this may lead to...read more


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Caretips

Diabetes and Heat: Safety Tips

If you have diabetes, be extra careful during hot weather. Temperatures of 80°F (about 27°C) or above, especially with humidity, can affect medication, testing supplies, and your health...read more


Sharing Wisdom

From Donna W.
in Arlington, TN

Tip on showering a parent: I bought an adjustable height mike stand at a music store. When I shower my mom, I sit her on the portable shower bench and place the shower head where the mike would go. It holds the shower head securely in place at the right height while I shampoo and bathe her. I am hands free and not getting a full soaking myself.

From Lisa
in Pennsylvania

Caregiving has got to be one of the most undervalued professions there is. If you work for an agency, you are exposed to numerous issues, be it client-related, their family or lack of, the type of environment, or clients that have repeatedly had caregivers come and go with no rhyme or reason and will never be satisfied NO MATTER what you do. Remember, do not take it personally! It is not so much what you did or didn't do; it is simply the way WE need to maintain control of our lives no matter what age. We will one day need to be cared for by someone we either do not recognize or have never met. Patience, patience, my fellow caregivers; our reward is in Heaven! I have worked 30 years as a caregiver


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Brain Matters

Featured Article

Summer Travel Plans
for Caregivers
Guest Column

Making Prescription Refills Easier

Caretips

Diabetes and Heat: Safety Tips
Sharing Wisdom

 


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