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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday September 10, 2013 - Issue #153

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefThe Phylicia Rashad Interview

Gary Barg: What should people know about PAD?

Phylicia Rashad: That the people who are at greatest risk for developing PAD are those with diabetes who are over 50 years old, who have hypertension, high cholesterol, people who are heavy smokers, people over 70; people with a history of heart attack or a stroke in their family.

GB: How has PAD affected your family?

PR: When I did hear about PAD, I thought about my father immediately, because my father had diabetes and he died of a heart attack. Then I continued to read about PAD and I remember the moment that I read about one of the common symptoms, cramping in the legs. My dad used to complain about that. His legs would cramp and we thought it was because he had been practicing dentistry for almost 35 years, standing up the whole time because he refused to sit down. You could attribute it to that. Oftentimes when people have discomfort in their legs, it is attributed to being tired, or they think, “I have been standing too long” or “I am getting older,” not considering that there could be a cardiovascular problem at the root of this...read more

Take Care

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



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Feature Article

Fighting Caregiver Fatigue
By Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer

Calvin’s day begins before 5 A.M. He knows another exhausting day lies ahead. He allows himself only enough time to have a cup of coffee and read the paper before lying back down...read more


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Guest Column

Peace of Mind
By Cindy Morrow

“The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to.”
- George McDonald...read more

Caretips

Tips for Managing Incontinence
with Frontotemporal Dementia


Always make sure the doctor does an evaluation to rule out infections, tumors, etc. for both urinary or bowel incontinence.
..read more


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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
The Phylicia Rashad Interview

Feature Article
Fighting Caregiver
Fatigue

Guest Column
Peace of Mind

Caretips
Tips for Managing Incontinence...
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