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Thursday July 11, 2013 - Issue #647

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefIterations and Variations

In the waning years of this past century, we started to gather information for our first book, The Fearless Caregiver. (Wow, does that feel like a century ago!) We asked some of the best voices of the day who were talking about caregiving to join us. We also included the first caregiving celebrity interviews since it became clear that our caregiving experiences are truly the Ties that Bind us all together, and these caregivers with famous faces had a lot of great information...read more

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Choosing a Medication Reminder System
By Sandra Fuson, Staff Writer

Not taking prescribed medication – noncompliance – can have serious health consequences. The reasons why people forget or don’t take medications are varied. Maybe the doctor didn’t explain how to take it properly. Maybe they feel better...read more


Guest Column

Talking to My Mom
By Julianne Victoria


My mother has Alzheimer's, a disease that affects both memory and cognitive abilities. What follows is an actual conversation I had with my mom. I want to show those caregivers whose family members are still in the earlier stages of Alzheimer’s...read more


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Caretips

Helping Family Members to Deal with a Fall Risk

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” How many times have we heard comics deliver that line from a now-famous 1980s TV commercial?...read more


Sharing Wisdom

From Dedde
in Maine

I have been a caregiver for almost 40 years. My best advice or tip I could give to anyone is to give them love and to really listen to the elderly. They may be older, but they have feelings just like you. Treat them with respect and loving care all the time.

From Kaye
in Canada

Do not give up as I did. Do whatever you have to and stick it out until help comes. I was not able to cope mentally and abandoned my spouse. It will haunt me forever.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Iterations and Variations

Featured Article

Choosing a Medication Reminder System
Guest Column

Talking to My Mom

Caretips

Helping Family Members to Deal with a Fall Risk
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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