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Thursday August 15, 2013 - Issue #651

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefCaregiver Curmudgeon’s Communication Commandments

Please allow me once again to don my cantankerous caregiver curmudgeon robes and talk about something that has been bothering me as of late regarding language.

Now, stay awake; this is important stuff.

When we created Today’s Caregiver magazine 18 years ago, there were very few voices in the wilderness talking about the issue of family caregiving. There are now (thankfully) a significant amount of people talking and writing about caregivers and caregiving, as well as representing family caregivers on their television programs. So now, I think, is the time to establish some mutually agreed upon language commandments about caregiving. Language is so very important because the words we use help establish the feelings we have as a society about subjects of great importance. And what can be more important than caregiving?...read more

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

VTE and Strokes: A Family Connection
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

Choosing a medical alert system has become more complicated as the available options on the market have increased and the technology has changed and improved. However, through the myriad of options, there is a common sense baseline of safety and security these systems provide to a loved one and their caregiver...read more


Guest Column

Learning How To Be A Caregiver
By Jennifer Kay


It was a beautiful day in March 1995, when my mother and father gathered their family around and my father told us, in his usual intellectual matter-of-fact way, he was going to die...read more


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How to Tell Your Loved One It
Is Alzheimer’s Disease
By Daniel Paris, MSW

There are a number of takes on telling the person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) the truth. I would propose a couple of things to keep in mind...read more


Care Verses


Epilogue

by Camilla Hewson Flintermann

Pared to essential skin and bone you lie,
slowly withdrawing, leaving us behind.
A final act of courage will, and love
is what's required to set you free at last,
and so you do not eat. It is your choice...read more


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Caregiver Curmudgeon’s...

Featured Article

VTE and Strokes:
A Family Connection
Guest Column

Learning How To
Be A Caregiver

Caretips

How to Tell Your Loved One It Is Alzheimer’s...
Care Verses

 


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