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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday July 30, 2013 - Issue #147

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefThe Lainie Kazan Interview

Gary Barg: You know, as a person who flies a lot, Iíve heard about DVT over the years; but now it seems that DVT affects a lot more people than commonly thought and affects more people than just long-distance travelers.

Lanie Kazan: DVT affects roughly 3 million people each year, and 300 thousand die annually from a DVT complication called pulmonary embolism. Thatís more than breast cancer and AIDs combined.

GB: What is DVT and what are some of the risk factors for it?

LK: DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, and the risk factors for a DVT blood clot include restricted mobility because of hospitalization or due to acute illness or certain surgeries such as hip replacement or knee replacement surgery. If youíve had a prior DVT like me, or age and obesity come into play, these can also be factors. If youíve had chemotherapy, heart surgery, respiratory diseases or if you smoke or use birth control pills, or even being pregnant can be triggers for DVT...read more

Take Care

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



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Feature Article

Male Incontinence Products
By Angela Medieros, Staff Writer

When a loved one has undergone prostate surgery, incontinence may result as a complication. The prostate gland is an organ surrounding the male urethra, which is the passageway for urine to exit the body. After any destruction to the gland, either through...read more


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Guest Column

Planning a Senior-Friendly Trip to the Museum
By: Janice Moist

A day trip to your local art or historical museum can be a great outing for older adults. Not only is it mentally and physically stimulating, the seniors you are with may have ties to the people...read more

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Vision Loss Tips

Up to 30 percent of seniors today face partial vision loss at the hands of macular degeneration. The retina gradually declines with age in macular degeneration, and impairs the vision used to read and look into another personís face...read more


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Carenotes

 

I'm taking care of my 81-year-old mom who is living with dementia. Mom has arthritis in her knee, making it very difficult to walk without aid. What I need help with is bathing her. I've crossed the threshold of "Eegads, I've gotta give Mom a bath." (You could say we've worked out who washes what.) But lately, because of her knee, getting into and out of the tub is becoming more of a problem. Is there a place I can take her to bathe her? I live in Rancho San Diego.

Any advice or info you can give would be a great help.

Thanks, Jerry

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
The Lainie Kazan Interview

Feature Article
Male Incontinence Products

Guest Column
Planning a Senior-
Friendly Trip...

Caretips
Vision Loss Tips
Carenotes
 

 

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