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Thursday October 24, 2013 - Issue #661

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefCaregiver.com is 18 Tomorrow,
and Counting…

I'm eighteen and I like it
yes I like it, oh I like it, love it, like it, love it
Eighteen, eighteen, eighteen, eighteen, and I like it


I'm Eighteen Lyrics - Alice Cooper

What do you give an 18-year-old for a birthday present?  I think the answer is difficult enough when talking about a young man or woman – but a Web site that has spanned almost the entire life of the Internet to date?

Caregiver.com is one of the first 100,000 Web sites registered since the beginning of Internet time.  Over the years, many interviews have occurred, articles have run, advice has been shared and caregivers have learned that they are not so very alone after all.  My favorite aspect to the Web site is that it allows me to be a kind of Caregiving Johnny Appleseed.

When I hear a solution to a specific caregiving challenge at a Fearless Caregiver Conference, I am excited to be able to share it in these pages of the newsletter and on caregiver.com.  And soon, I am hearing from caregivers in states quite far away from where the conference was held that the solution was just what they were seeking. One of my favorite examples happened in New Haven not so many years ago. And I am extremely proud that caregiver.com has amassed the largest listings to be found online of support groups across the nation...read more

Care Fearlessly

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com



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Featured Article

Finding Support for Hereditary Neuropathy
By Trish Hughes Kreis

Hereditary neuropathy is a group of disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system (sensory and/or motor functions) and is passed down through families. There are hereditary neuropathic disorders affecting only the sensory functions or only the motor functions but there are also hereditary neuropathic disorders affecting both sensory and motor functions...read more


Guest Column

Hidden Heroes and Angels Along the Way
By Jeanette Muller


A well-traveled butterfly sun-catcher hangs in my window. Since college, its bright red and yellow panels have cheered me. The green panels have faded badly, but I remember in my mind’s eye... read more


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Caretips

Levels of Adjustment
by Juli A. Koroly

When a family member faces a chronic illness, the entire family structure is rocked to its foundation. The inevitable life changes occur in stages, and we can adjust to them more easily if we recognize these stages when they happen...read more


Sharing Wisdom

 
From Jaleyn

in Iowa

I always go to the doctor with my mother, who is 86 and has dementia. I really do not like it when we are “patted on the head” and just given medication. Recently, Mom was prescribed some very expensive medication for urinary frequency. I asked the pharmacist if we could get just two weeks’ worth to try it out. My mom could not tolerate it! If I had not asked for a smaller amount, we would have been out over $200 for medication she could not take!

 
From Harry

in New York

I know that people may laugh at me, but I swear it helps. I try to find one reason to laugh out loud every single day.

 


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

Caregiver.com
is 18 Tomorrow,
and Counting…

Featured Article

Finding Support for
Hereditary Neuropathy
Guest Column

Hidden Heroes and
Angels Along the Way

Caretips

Levels of Adjustment

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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