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Thursday August 29, 2013 - Issue #653

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefMy Editorial Petard

For 'tis the sport to have the enginer
Hoist with his own petar'; and 't shall go hard

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
William Shakespeare

In the bard’s immortal words, ain’t no fun to be hoisted on one’s own petard. (Well, okay, I may be paraphrasing a bit.) I am referring to a call I received by an astute professional at a South Florida office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to gently chide me for using a phrase that I explicitly detailed in a recent newsletter as an editorial no-no. It was in one of this month’s Caregiver Thought Leader interviews that the crime occurred.

The interview was with Mike Fitzpatrick, NAMI’s Executive Director, and the words I used were “schizophrenic caregivers,” which by itself is a confusing phrase, but worse yet, that I said it right after using the correct phraseology of “a loved one who was living with schizophrenia.” Not wanting to believe that I could be such a knave as to break my own rule, I hastily sought out the truth by looking at the initial interview files and, lo and behold, she was right...read more

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief

gary@caregiver.com


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Featured Article

Women with Urge Incontinence
Have an Increased Risk of Falling
By Jennifer B. Buckley

Older women with urge incontinence may be more likely to fall and fracture a bone compared to women who are not urge incontinent, according to a new study. Although slip and falls are common health concerns for older women...read more


Guest Column

Caring for Individuals with COPD
By John W. Walsh


A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-altering event for both the individual...read more


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Starting the Conversation:
Approaches for Helping Your Loved Ones
By Chris Cremean, LSW

Caregivers need all the help they can get. One of the most difficult barriers to helping a loved one is knowing the best approaches to addressing the issues that need to be addressed...read more


Sharing Wisdom


From Zainu
in South Africa

I was taking care of my grandmother. Not anyone can take care of an elderly or ill person. You should have a heart and really care about people who are not able to care for themselves.

From Marianne
in Memphis, TN

Thank God daily that He blesses you to be a caregiver instead of the one needing care. Always take care of the whole person, not just his/her condition. Apply lots of prayers and patience.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

My Editorial Petard

Featured Article

Women with Urge Incontinence...
Guest Column

Caring for Individuals with COPD

Caretips

Starting the Conversation...
Sharing Wisdom

 


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