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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday April 30, 2013 - Issue #134

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefLessons From a Mom

Founded by the World Federation of Hemophilia in 1989 and held annually on April 17, World Hemophilia Day is dedicated to raising awareness of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. Between that and the new release of our book, Caregiving Ties that Bind, which relates the lessons we have learned from our 108 cover interviews with caregivers with famous faces, it occurred to me that one of my favorite celebrity interviews was not with a movie star, politician or singer, but someone who is proudly A Mom.

Jeanne White’s son Ryan is best remembered for the battles he faced as a teenager living with AIDS in the early days of that disease where fear and misunderstanding were rampant. Ryan’s legacy of strength and commitment was outstanding for anyone facing the obstacles he faced; but more impressive yet, considering he was a teenager. Ryan contracted the disease through an infusion of Factor 8...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg
Editor-in-Chief
gary@caregiver.com



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Feature Article

VA Benefits – A Little of the Old
and a Little of the New
By Trish Hughes Kreis, Staff Writer

The gratitude we give to the honorable and brave men and women serving our country would be incomplete if we did not also extend that gratitude to their families. Families have long been the backbone of support for our service men and women during both their active duty and after. The VA provides numerous programs for veterans and now their caregivers. Many programs have been around for quite some time and others have recently been enacted...read more


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Guest Column

Surviving Caregiving with
Dignity, Love and Kindness
By Barbara Hanson Dennis

Yesterday, my husband Les died. No, it was actually a year and 41 days ago, but it feels like yesterday. I’m still wondering how this could really have happened. He was diagnosed with Early Stage Early Onset Probable Alzheimer’s Disease in January 2000 at age 63...read more

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Twenty Ways To Care for Caregivers

Twenty of the best tips and ideas collected from Caregivers and care managers of the Medicare Alzheimer's Project in Broward and Dade Counties, Florida...read more


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I am a caregiver for a loved one living with Down syndrome and Lewy body dementia disease who has violent outbursts. What should be done when an episode occurs? What can calm down the situation?

D.

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
Lessons From a Mom

Feature Article
VA Benefits...

Guest Column
Surviving Caregiving...

Caretips
Twenty Ways To Care
for Caregivers
Carenotes
 

 

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