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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday May 14, 2013 - Issue #136

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Jane Kaczmarek


Gary Barg: I so appreciate you spending time talking with us about osteoarthritis, this is such a big issue for family caregivers. And I have to say, as someone watching you for years on some of my favorite television shows, it’s almost implausible to believe you were dealing with this while you were doing those shows.  How did you find out that’s what you had and what did you do about it?

Jane Kaczmarek: First of all, my father had both of his hips replaced and so, when I started having pain, I suspected that I might be a chip off the old block.  I’d limp, and I became very, very dependent on ibuprofen, which is a tremendous anti-inflammatory.  And for a while there, I know I was taking at least 20 a day...read more

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

The Art of Compassionate Communication
for Elder Caregivers
By: Jill Sarah Moscowitz

“No one can ever be fully prepared for the challenges of care-giving. The tasks and responsibilities involved can be demanding, even more so when caregivers themselves are frail, have been thrust into their role unexpectedly or reluctantly, or must care for someone who is uncooperative or combative.” - The Merck Manual of Health and Healing...read more

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Guest Column

In Sickness and in Health
By Marvin Wiebener

The word caregiver has many meanings, with definitions that run the gamut of tasks on a broad continuum, from simple household chores to end-stage palliative care and everything in between. It’s something many of us never give a second thought...read more


Is a Registered Dietitian Part of
Your Home Health Care Team?

Has a registered dietitian ever visited you in your home to talk to you and your loved one about their diet and health? Poorly nourished adults have higher sickness and death rates than...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Jane Kaczmarek

Feature Article
The Art of Compassionate Communication

Guest Column
In Sickness and in Health

Is a Registered Dietitian Part of Your Home Health


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