If you cannot view this email correctly, view as web page


Caregiver Newsletter Links


Facebook Twitter YouTube Pinterest Caregiver Newsletter

Produced by Caregiver Media Group, publishers of  Today's Caregiver magazine and caregiver.com

Thursday October 24, 2013 - Issue #661

Please recommend caregiver newsletter to any other family or professional caregiver. It's a great way to show how much you care.

If you are receiving this issue of caregiver newsletter as a forward, and would like to get your own  subscription, click to subscribe.

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

Rich in Years

Today's Caregiver Supports Your Conference
Today's Caregiver magazine supports your conference

Non-profit Organizations:

Contact us and we will provide complimentary magazines for your conference attendees

All you pay is shipping and handling.

Don't miss this opportunity

To sign up click here

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

Story Contest Ad


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.


The best ideas and solutions for taking care of  your  loved one often come from other caregivers. Please post your ideas and insights and we will share them with your fellow caregivers.



Caregiver.com Support Group Directory. Click here for information about any caregiver support groups in your area.

Caregivers need your help. Please add information about your local support groups to our Support Group Directory. Include the name of the group, where and when it meets, city and state and support group leader contact information.

Have an idea for an article? We are always looking for contributing writers. For more information contact editor@caregiver.com

Recommend Us Tell your friends about Caregiver.com!  If you have a friend who you think would benefit from our newsletter, complete and submit the form:

Subscription Information If you received caregiver newsletter and are not yet a subscriber, and would like to begin receiving a complimentary copy of your own, please click here.

Unsubscribe To unsubscribe from caregiver newsletter, simply  click on the 'manage your subscription' link at the bottom of this newsletter.  

Privacy Policy Privacy Statement http://www.caregiver.com/privacy/index.htm

Copyright© 1995-2013 Caregiver.com Inc.,
All rights reserved by Caregiver.com and its subsidiaries.



Inside This Issue:

From the Editor

is 18 Tomorrow,
and Counting…

Featured Article

Finding Support for
Hereditary Neuropathy
Guest Column

Hidden Heroes and
Angels Along the Way


Levels of Adjustment

Sharing Wisdom


Visit the
Online Store for our specials and new products.

Caregiver Bookclub

Let's Talk

I ask questions of anyone and do not stop until I receive clear, concise
and correct answers.

Share your story

Digital version of
print magazine
October 2013

Sept/Oct 2013 Mag Cover 


Educate yourself & other caregivers on any medication given to a loved one. The internet is wonderful to help you...continued

The Caregiver.com Newsletter Archive has a wealth of great articles and highlights from our  many Fearless Caregiver Conferences featuring celebrity keynote speakers such as... Clay Aiken, Clay Walker and more.