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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday January 8, 2013 - Issue #118

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Helen Reddy

Gary Barg: I know you retired from performing in 2002 and now are a practicing hypnotherapist. What caused the change in your career?

Helen Reddy: I had been in show business for nearly 55 years, since I was five years old. I wanted to do something else and hypnotism was a lifelong interest.

GB: You explore the evolution of that transition in your book.  What made you decide to write it?

HR: I had been asked many times over the years if I would write an autobiography, and I really did not have any interest because they were stressing, “Tell us all about sex, drugs, and rock and roll” so to speak. That was not really my life.

But, I was already doing the hypnotherapy and I was living on Norfolk Island when I got a call from the hospital saying that the psychiatrist was visiting and he wanted to meet me before he referred patients to me...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg

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Feature 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.  The most common hereditary neuropathy, which affects both sensory and motor functions, is Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), named after the three doctors who discovered it...read more

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Guest Column

Coots and the Christmas Gulls
By Marky J. Olson

That’s my dad with his beautiful snow-white curls framed by the lake.  He still knows me, but the last stroke left him in a wheelchair, in an adult family home, and with dementia.  His love of 65 years has been gone for almost two years now.

Your mother was just here and I wish she would stay. She just won’t settle down!...read more


The Legal Issues Behind Caregiving

Establishing a precedent when it comes to the care of a loved one is essential, especially with the legal aspects of finances and health care. Here are some points to consider when taking control over the legal responsibilities for your relative in need of care...read more

CFA 2013 Call for Entries


Does anyone have information about how to pay for hearing aids? That's why most people won't get them; their insurance won't pay and they can't afford them. Some people are living in nursing facilities and lose them and replacement is too expensive. Also, the batteries run out and constant replacement is too difficult--especially if they have dementia.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Helen Reddy

Feature Article
Finding Support for Hereditary Neuropathy

Guest Column
Coots and the Christmas Gulls

The Legal Issues Behind Caregiving


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