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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday September 3rd, 2013 - Issue #152

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefThe Barry Petersen Interview

Gary Barg: The thing about Alzheimer’s that is so insidious is your loved one is still there, but they are not there. It is the true long goodbye and denial is so easy to do. Could you talk a little bit about how you walked through that process?

Barry Petersen: The worst part was realizing afterward what I had done; and not realizing at the time how people were reaching out to help me see it, but I could not. I guess I am not unusual in that sense. How could it be Jan? She is young. She is really vibrant. She is great. There is no way she deserves to get this disease. It cannot be happening. I think that drove a lot of my decisions, some of them good, some of them bad; but it is a huge part of this denial and this disease feeds it, just feeds it.

Gary Barg: You mentioned our Reverse Gift List concept in the book, which is asking someone not only to come to dinner, but bring dinner, do things, give me gifts. As a caregiver, I need to manage this and I need you to work for me. How did you get that kind of help from your friends and family members?...read more

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Gary Barg
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gary@caregiver.com



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Feature Article

On The Move
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

For a caregiver, one of the most anxiety-causing side effects of dementia is wandering. With this diagnosis, caregivers come to expect severe memory loss and confusion as to time and place...read more


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Guest Column

Sibling Conflict
By Anna Walters, RN

In times of stress, even the best of families have difficulty agreeing on what to do with Mom and Dad. But not many of us come from the best of families. Most of us come from normal families...read more

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
The Barry Petersen Interview

Feature Article
On The Move

Guest Column
Sibling Conflict

Caretips
Moving on: Tips for Selecting a Senior Living...
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