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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday January 29, 2013 - Issue #121

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Joan Lunden

Gary Barg: It’s a pleasure talking with you again. You were on our cover a few years ago and that was a lovely conversation, so I appreciate your time today.

Joan Lunden: Absolutely. Since that time, I have gotten so embedded in the space of caregiving and senior care, and obviously health care, but this new health campaign I’m working on is so perfect for caregivers. They are so much more at risk because of the stress and strain. Not just the physical and emotional strain of taking care of others, but they’re just so overwhelmed by it that they really tend to take worse care of themselves. When you go to the site, CholesterolConversations.com, what I really was so impressed by was that they basically built a tutorial course for all of us to take to be better patients and to make better use of that little four to six minute time period, if you’re lucky, that you get at the doctor’s office.

Gary Barg: The program is “It Takes 2,” but the truth is you as a caregiver are caring for at least two. When you go to the doctor for your loved one, you’re right to have your own tests done. You need to care for you, you need to care for your loved one and you need to partner with your physician...read more

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Feature Article

What Now?
By Michael Plontz

Early detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment is essential for both loved one and caregiver. A treatment program for any given condition or disease involves two potential avenues of approach: prevention of the disease and/or treatment of the disease. Obviously, prevention is the ideal since it eliminates the disease. Polio and smallpox vaccines are examples of this approach...read more

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Guest Column

We are Not in Kansas Any More: Putting Alzheimer’s in Perspective
By Shelly Moss

“There is no place like home; there is no place like home.” We can all relate to Dorothy’s sentiments. She was surrounded with enchantment—talking animals and vivid colors—yet she still longed for black and white Kansas. In Kansas lived the people she knew and loved; things were familiar and predictable, and Dorothy knew where she fit in. Her eyes were filled with joy and relief when she saw Auntie Em, Uncle Harry, Hank and Zeek...read more


Caring for Stroke
By Janie Rosman, Staff Writer

Caregivers must be patient with their loved ones and with themselves and know the signs of a stroke. The two major types of stroke are ischemic and hemorrhagic. To lessen the possibility of death and disability; the F.A.S.T. acronym is important...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Joan Lunden

Feature Article
What Now?

Guest Column
We are Not in Kansas Any More: Putting Alzheimer’s in Perspective

Caring for Stroke


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