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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday April 9th, 2013 - Issue #131

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Susan Morse

Gary Barg: I have to tell you, Susan, I love that you open the book with the phrase, “Nobody dies at the end of this book.” I just thought, with all the caregiving books I have read, and wonderful books, too, that’s just so refreshing. Thank you for that.

Susan Morse: When I started writing the book, we were in the middle of a terrible health crisis and there was no given that my mother wouldn’t die before I could finish the book. That was the question everybody kept asking me when I said, “We’re going through this thing and I’m writing a book about it.” They’d say, “Well, are you going to wait until she dies to finish the book?” And I kept thinking, well, we’re just going to keep going on and see what happens. She recovered from her health crisis quite fine and I was definitely ready to wrap up the book. I just thought, this is perfect because she’ll get to be there for the aftermath and enjoy all the fun of having everybody read it, which has been great for both of us...read more

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Understanding Foot Drop
By Janie Rosman, Staff Writer

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, defines foot drop as “the inability to raise the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot.” Muscles in the leg cannot raise the foot at the ankle, or the front part of the foot, due to paralysis of muscles that lift the foot...read more

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Guest Column

The Art of Multitasking and Still Remaining Focused
By Maggie Almeida

Caregiving itself is an art. Many today are part of the Sandwich Generation who find themselves caring for both young children and teenagers as well as aging parents. Caregivers need to be professional multi-taskers to address everyone’s needs and not neglect their own. So what should a good caregiver focus on? As many know, it’s a balancing act, but there’s an order to follow starting with the caregiver himself...read more


Caregiver Tips for Traveling

Traveling long distances with a person in the early stage of dementia may still be quite enjoyable. As dementia advances, however, traveling becomes unpredictable as the person becomes...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Susan Morse

Feature Article
Understanding Foot Drop

Guest Column
The Art of Multitasking

Caregiver Tips
for Traveling


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