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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday May 21, 2013 - Issue #137

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Amy Grant

Gary Barg: Like so many family caregivers, you and your sisters have been caring for both parents at the same time and now, for just your dad. Thatís never easy. Can you tell me about caregiving for your mom and dad?

Amy Grant: When I came back from a really busy touring schedule in the fall of 2008, I realized my parents were declining, especially my mom. She was so frail, it was shocking. And so I canceled everything for 2009óall work, all travel, and tried to be home. I tried to do special things with my parents, helping my mom with bathing and getting dressed. About that time, one of my sisters and her husband moved in with my parents. And so, we were just kind of slowly circling the wagons. But dementia is such a different player...read more

Take Care

Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Early Diagnois
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

Forgetfulness is normal. Everyone has bouts of it; and even more with age. Whether a name, address or appointment, these facts slip through a personís mind easily. For someone with Alzheimerís disease, they donít return; thatís the difference. The most common early symptom is a short-term memory loss...read more

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Guest Column

Remember the Studebaker?
Reminiscing as Therapy for Your Parents
By Paula Tchirkow, MSW, LSW, ACSW

Not again? Youíve heard that story about Sunday trips in the big black Studebaker at least 100 times. But you sit politely as your elderly mother recalls her grandfatherís rumble seat, running boards, chrome grill and overflowing picnic basket...read more


Hearing Loss Prevention

Many loved ones will not tell their caregiver of an onset of hearing loss, for fear of losing independence. Instead, they become isolated, depressed, angry, lonely, frustrated and even physically ill...read more

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I am the sole caregiver for my husband who is heavy. I cannot afford to hire an assistant. I have scoured the Internet for equipment or contraptions to help me turn him, help with bathing, toileting, etc. There is nothing found. I know I am not the only caregiver wife providing all care for her husband.

Thank you for your help.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Amy Grant

Feature Article
Early Diagnois

Guest Column
Remember the Studebaker?...

Hearing Loss Prevention


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