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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday January 15, 2013 - Issue #119

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Olympia Dukakis

Gary Barg: As someone whose father experienced excruciating bone pain while living with multiple myeloma, I am really grateful for your work with bone pain awareness.  I think itís hard for family members to truly understand that level of pain.

Olympia Dukakis: Right. You donít have to live with it. You can reach out and find other solutions. Maybe there is some pain, but there are also solutions.  I think that today, without being too critical of the hospitals, you really have to take your health into your own hands. Get as much information as you can. People do make mistakes and are overworked; there are a lot of things that can happen when you donít have access.  I think this is an opportunity to get access to improve the quality of life.

GB: We always say that the caregiver should become a member of the loved oneís care team. Caregivers must be able to provide information to other members of the team and be heard and be respected for it...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Glaucoma on the Rise

Itís the first month of the new yearóa time when more than 40 percent of American adults make one or more resolutions. What are your resolutions for the new year? Losing weight? Quitting smoking? How about learning more about glaucoma and how you can protect 
your sight?...read more

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Guest Column

Shopping for the Right In-home Help
By Eileen Beal, MA

When Mom and Dad are struggling to keep up with the chores, activities or medications that help them maintain their independence and health, the solution to their situation (and your concerns) could be as simple as bringing in someone to provide in-home care for a couple of hours a day...read more


Flu Tips for Caregivers

When caring for people who have the flu:

  • Avoid being face to face with the sick person. If possible, it is best to spend the least amount of time in close contact with a sick person...read more

CFA 2013 Call for Entries


My father has been living with me for a year and half and has vascular dementia. He has not been able to handle any of his financial matters and WILL not seek any medical attention. He has become very mean and thinks the neighbors are always watching him. He recently misplaced his keys and became very angry, punching the walls because he believes someone came in and stole them. What concerns me most is he is still driving. His license was suspended twice, but with help from his doctor, DMV gave it back. His overall physical health is not good. Looking for some advice on how to handle my dad.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Olympia Dukakis

Feature Article
Glaucoma on the Rise

Guest Column
Shopping for the Right In-home Help

Flu Tips for Caregivers


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