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Thursday June 27, 2013 - Issue #645

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefWhy We Do What We Do

 

I was doing some late spring cleaning of my computer last weekend (giving the delete key quite a good workout) and came upon a picture of my dad I havenít seen in many years. It was one of him at the beach, smiling and playing in the surf, looking young, healthy and happy with no idea of what the future had in store. And a funny thing happened. Instead of being sad, I felt incredibly motivated. Looking at him reminded me of why we do what we do around here. It also brought to mind the times in the last year of his life when he was desperately fighting to maintain his dignity and sense of control over his illness.

Dad was living with bone marrow cancer. In fact, the phone call that the doctor made letting him know about those devastating test results happened exactly 23 years ago this week. In rapid pace thereafter, much of Dadís ability to control his own life began to drift away, replaced with extreme pain and loss of function. My mom became an expert at finding ways to allow him to feel in control even when his choices were limited....read more 

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Gary Barg
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gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Effective Pain Management
By Cheryl Ellis, Staff Writer

In both acute and chronic health conditions, pain is top on the list of concerns for patients, caregivers and physicians.  Effective pain control improves the individualís state of mind and ability to move through the healing process...read more


Guest Column

Hope: The Most Caring Gift
By Rev. A. Stephen Pieters


In AIDS caregiving, the most caring gift is hope. In my twenty years as a pastor and chaplain, and in my fifteen years as a person living with AIDS, I have repeatedly seen the strength, joy, and empowerment that hope brings...read more


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The Importance of Using Art Therapy with Adults with Dementia

During the week, I drop my husband off at an adult day care center and they offer regular art classes and art therapy groups. What are the differences between regular art classes...read more


Sharing Wisdom

 

From Kim
in California

Advice for dementia behavioral problems for those of you posting about your loved ones being unreasonable, or difficult to manage: My husband has dementia and was recently being very difficult and angry. The doctor prescribed him a medication which began working immediately. (He still has his dementia, but is his sweet-natured self again). I encourage any caregivers to speak to their loved one's doctors about medications to help with their behavior. It's not just the people around them that are suffering; they are as well.

From Cynthia C.
in AZ

Try getting ahead on medication so you have no lapse in treatment. Most insurance companies will let you order your next refill five to seven days ahead of the previous month. (For example: if you normally order on the 14th, the next month order on the 7th and the following month on the 1st.) Do this for a couple of months on any meds that are long-term (blood pressure, etc.) and this way, you always have a backup supply in case you are going on vacation during the time of regular refill, have a delay in the doctor calling pharmacy back or in a pre-authorization being done with insurance, if you lose or damage a medication, or just can't get to the pharmacy as planned. This is very helpful when you live in a small town as I do, where the closest pharmacy and grocery store is 75 miles away and closes at 6 p.m.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Why We Do What We Do

Featured Article

Effective Pain Management
Guest Column

Hope: The Most
Caring Gift

Caretips

Art Therapy Q & A
Sharing Wisdom

 


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