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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday June 18, 2013 - Issue #141

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Henry Winkler

Gary Barg: Let me start by saying, Welcome, Mr. Ambassador.

Henry Winkler: Thank you.

Gary Barg: I know that you have an OBE Knighthood from the Queen of England, but you are also the Ambassador for the Open Arms Campaign to help educate people about upper limb spasticity [ULS]. How did you get involved in the campaign?

Henry Winkler: Well, my mother had a stroke in ‘89 causing upper limb spasticity. I saw what happened to her, and then I saw what happens when you have a brand new tool to help possibly alleviate the upper limb spasticity. From listening to all the doctors I’ve toured with, I’ve learned that upper limb spasticity often develops about three or four months after a stroke when the patient is home. The regular visits are over; maybe even the physical therapy, and the secondary muscles of the arms compensate, take over and seize up...read more

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Mobility and Exercise: No Excuses
By Jennifer Wilson, Staff Writer

Whether you’re the caregiver for a loved one who has a mobility issue due to a stroke, or because of SCI (spinal chord injury), arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, or something else, or if you yourself have a mobility issue, the fact is, you still need to keep your weight at a healthy standard. Just as it is for everyone, the best way to manage weight...read more

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Guest Column

Spinal Cord Injury
By Marian M. Inguanzo, MSW, ACSW and Mitchell A. Kaplan PhD, CPSP

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, many are learning that the simple everyday activities they once took for granted, such as getting into their own bathrooms, have become more challenging now that they have a mobility impairment that limits their ability...read more


10 Tips to Protect a Wandering Loved One

Advise Local Responders First – Fill out a 911 disability indicator form and submit it to your local law enforcement agency.  The information on the form alerts law enforcement...read more

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My mom has some health problems and doesn't want to go into a nursing home. I have been running back and forth between her home and mine, doing everything for her (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.) Last April, when she came home from rehab in a wheelchair, I spent 45 days with her. She then got pneumonia and went back in the hospital and then to rehab again. She is still there. I am thinking about selling both our homes to buy one more suitable to my taking care of her. My question is, if she does require long-term care in the future, will the house be safe? Thank you for any advice. We are looking to purchase in Pennsylvania, if that makes any difference.


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Henry Winkler

Feature Article
Mobility and Exercise:
No Excuses

Guest Column
Spinal Cord Injury

10 Tips to Protect
a Wandering Loved One


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