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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday June 4th, 2013 - Issue #139

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Nancy Snyderman

Gary Barg: In Medical Myths that Can Kill You, you write that “one of the goals of the book is to help us learn how to demand respect and appropriate treatment from the healthcare system that is not always fair.” I have got to tell you this sounds like great advice for family caregivers as well. What do you advise family caregivers when dealing with the healthcare system?

Nancy Snyderman: I think this is particularly true for women. The good manners that our mothers taught us that help us in social situations and open up doors and allow you to have a lovely conversation at a dinner party— those same manners do not serve you well when you are advocating for someone who needs help. I have witnessed it firsthand. I have been that pit bull. I have relied on people to be that pit bull for me. But the reality is the system is complex. It is intimidating. It is labyrinthine. And whether you are the caregiver or the person who is being cared for, it is just downright complicated...read more

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Caregiving in the Aftermath of a Storm — Preparation
By Jennifer B. Buckley

Dad’s limited mobility makes him irritable at times. While unsteady with a walker, he’s happy to get outside for fresh air. Given that the front of our apartment building was under siege — er, construction — for two months while crews replaced the brick and pavement...read more

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Guest Column

Beyond the Stethoscope: Caregiving
through a Doctor’s Eyes
By K.L. Anderson, Staff Writer

Caregiving can be anticipated, yet untimely, long distance or right next door, two hours a week to 24 hours a day. Caregiving is universal. It knows no boundaries of age, race, religion...read more


Diabetes and Heat: Safety Tips

If you have diabetes, be extra careful during hot weather. Temperatures of 80°F (about 27°C) or above, especially with humidity, can affect medication, testing supplies, and your health...read more

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I have a young friend who is an only child and is having to deal with a mother with early onset Alzheimer's. She is recently divorced with no income. How can I find her some help? Her mother is too young to qualify for Medicare.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Nancy Snyderman

Feature Article
Caregiving in the Aftermath of a Storm...

Guest Column
Beyond the Stethoscope...

Diabetes and Heat:
Safety Tips


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